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Function of "as" in "Something is as what we would like it to be"

Today I've come across an English sentence that is "Something is as we would like it to be." According to English grammar and the context, I think "as" there can only be an adverb ...
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IWhat is the meaning of the beat in this paragraph?

I have been reading an essay about Joan Didion from New Yorker (https://www.newyorker.com/culture/postscript/joan-didion-and-the-voice-of-america) I would like to ask multiple questions in this essay. ...
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Can "available as" be used to suggest another way to access an object?

I tried to find an example from non-IT world, but failed. A technical description is as follows. I was trying to phrase it while working on an angularjs project. Consider the following sentence: Root ...
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"in as many weeks" and "as" meaning

I've seen a sentence like this: North Korea's internet appears to have been hit by a second wave of outages in as many weeks. I wonder what does "in as many weeks" mean and specifically &...
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the same language as each other / the same language with each other

Most people in these countries speak the same language as each other – English. [There was a comparison between two countries in the text.] Most people in these countries speak the same language with ...
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"so many books as I would like." / "so many books as I would like to have."

I don’t have so many books as I would like. I don’t have so many books as I would like to have. Am I right that both versions sound good, or only the second one?
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He doesn’t love her half as he pretends

He doesn’t love her half as he pretends. Is something wrong with that sentence? Why? Because of "half"? As I know it, the version "He doesn’t love her half as much as he pretends."...
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Meaning of “as”

Can someone explain the meaning and function of “as” here: Mediated by the hallucinatory hellscapes of Chicago drill as pioneered by Chief Keef, the UK version is essentially a South London chapter ...
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Articles as manager/as a manager [duplicate]

I'd be happy to see Jim as manager. That might be a little confusing because they know me as manager. We will work with him on the issue, in his capacity as manager of the company. But as manager, you ...
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Does "as, well, as" mean "as well as" or "as"?

The context In fact, those people were probably disappointed when they saw another show that didn’t contain something as, well, as elaborate or exciting. Sentence A. when they saw another show that ...
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A confusing structure: verb+ing as ... do

I came across a confusing structure from Arthur Schopenhauer. Here is the text: Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel are not philosophers, lacking as they do the first requisite for being counted as such: ...
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Two parts in "as" clause

"This book has put on weight with the passing years, as new chapters have been added and existing chapters updated and expanded to stay abreast of changing developments in economies around the ...
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What does this 'only as valuable as' mean in the context?

He soon developed new categories of these notes. He realised that one idea, one note was only as valuable as its context, which was not necessarily the context it was taken from. The 2rd sentence, I ...
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as I am her mother

a. As her mother, I will decide what she will wear to the party. b. As I am her mother, I will decide what she will wear to the party. Do the above sentences mean the same? In (b) it is clear that the ...
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"Less babies as they are having, there still increases the population." [closed]

Is it right to say like this sentence? Less babies as they are having, there still increases the population. I mean Although they're having less babies, the population still increases.
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Which one is grammatically correct: "use cup as a measurement system" or "use cup as measurement system"?

The question is whether there should be an indefinite article a before measurement or not. In general, "as a something, we use something else" or "as something, we use something else&...
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"As was [past participle]" construction

Here is a sentence from Robin Hood: Because he did sell three times as much for one penny as was sold by the other butchers. I do not understand "as was sold by the other butchers." Are ...
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What does "even had the Archaic Greeks thought in such terms" means?

my friends, I have a question from a book. Here is the quote: The appeal to massive supernatural forces in order to account for large-scale physical events is explanation of a sort: but it appears ...
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They worked as (if) crazy

Like "as if '' is standard in informal speech and writing with some adjectives: They worked like crazy/mad. https://www.wordreference.com/definition/like Does that They worked as if crazy are ...
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as ... as structure is very difficult to understand!

I can't understand as ... as structures in English. According to grammar books between the two as we should place an adjective, but I have seen several cases which there was something else. For ...
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Some Odd Word Order in The Comparison Structure As...As

As we know, in the structure as...as the first as modify the adjective or adverb that goes after it. We can also use a noun modified by an adjective in the structure; for example, They have as much ...
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Why is this awkward? "You're as quick to jump in as always."

You're as quick to jump in as always. They say the natural way to say this is "You're quick to jump in as always" without the first as. But don't you use "as as" phrase like "...
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What does "as popular as it has ever been" mean?

It is as popular today as it has ever been. What does it mean by "as popular as it has ever been"? The level of popularity today is the same as the one in the past when it was the highest. ...
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What does ‘as’ mean in “as it developed in the US”?

As has so many usages that sometimes I can't find the exact meaning of it or what function it serves. I don't think as in the passage has any meaning other than and, and I failed to locate its meaning ...
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as goes the country

Can one say: a. As goes the country, so goes the world. b. As behaves the father, so behaves the son. Can (a) be used to mean: We are losing the country and the world? Can it be used to mean: The ...
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I don't know how to use 'as' [duplicate]

does 'I introduce someone as something' mean 'I introduce someone as I am something' or 'I introduce someone as he is something'?
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What is the meaning of "as" in "...as can be judged by..."?

What does "as" mean in this sentence? But then something quite dramatic happened as can be judged by the many different animal groups that suddenly appear in the fossil record. Besides, ...
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How to understand the comparative structure “as … as …” and why isn't it “as … like …”?

“As” can be used with the meaning of “in the role of”. “Like” can be used to compare a thing with an other thing. But the sentence “I am as strong as an elephant.” doesn't mean that I'm in the role of ...
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A question such as "Why make it bigger if it works as is?". How is this question understood better?

A question such as "Why make it bigger if it works as is?". This usage has "as is" in this sentence. It looke a bit confusing. Is there any word omitted? What is the purpose of ...
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"There is no word so sweet as mother" or "There is no word as sweet as mother" [closed]

Which sentence is correct? There is no word so sweet as mother There is no word as sweet as mother
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In what cases can I omit 'as' after 'marked'?

The context is software, as in: "fields marked as optional", "properties marked as private", etc. I saw people sometimes don't use 'as' in such phrases. Is there a rule to omit '...
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What is the difference between using 'as president' and 'as a president'?

Someone asked why we can't use as the president/as a president in this sentence. When teachers were upset about the stringent accountability measures Barack Obama imposed on them as president. And ...
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Is "As if I lived" correct?

Please charge me for the book as if I lived in Australia . Is this sentence correct? Does it mean that I am not living in Australia? Would it better to write "as if I was living"?
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Tom is the best tennis player in the club

There was one question in my English exam that made confused me. Instruction: Rewrite this sentence in another way so that it means almost the same as the first one Tom is the best tennis player in ...
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Very confusing usage of "as... as". The form is like that "as + adverb + as+ clause", isn't it?

I was reading Great Chain of Being by Arthur O. Lovejoy and I came across a curious usage of "as...as". The text is that: I have often been exasperated by finding precise or paraphrases ...
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"as" twice, next to each other in the same sentence

I have written this sentence, and I am not sure if it is grammatically correct. M$ Word marks the second "as" as being wrong. Take a look: This ensures the ticket is inserted properly, as ...
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Partial application of "As"

I'm facing a question in a legal document that asks Do you currently have a valid visa or leave to remain as a dependant of a migrant? To which of the parts should I associate "as a dependant ...
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Confusion about "as...as + clause"

I want to ask a question about "as....as" uses. I think it is very confusing. In Meditations, 3.3 Marcus Aurelius says: [...] you will no longer be exposed to pain and pleasure, or be the ...
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When prepositions are consecutively used in sentences

There is a sentence. the image of green consumerism as associated in the past with more eccentric members of society has virtually disappeared. It meant The image of green consumerism has virtually ...
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as + past participle

I’d like to know when it comes to the meaning of adjective phrase in a sentence, what’s the difference between the addition of as and the standard application of adjective phrase without as? For ...
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Does "...is as dynamic a process as..." have different meaning from "...is as dynamic as a process..."?

S1: Our personal development is as dynamic a process as we choose to make it. The sentence S1 above which is from a passage in a book confused me for a while. I could understand a sentence S2 which ...
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Can we use a future verb with "as"

I wonder whether in the case below I need to use present tense or future tense". Also, I wonder in any case what the general rule of it is. Please bear in mind that I insist on using "as" since I want ...
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can we combine "as frequent as" and "as long as"?

it is possible to combine below two sentences in two one 1. as frequently as someone wants to connect. 2. as long as someone wants to connect. can it be used -- as frequently and long as someone ...
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Is there a difference in meanig between "as someone told you to" and "as someone told you"

a. You didn't come home late last night, as your Dad told you to. b. You didn't come home late last night, as your Dad told you. Do these mean: Your Dad told you to come home late last ...
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meaning of as in following sentence?

what's the meaning of "as" in the following sentence An awful way to finally unite Iraqis as they fight for their country's future to be in their own hands.
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Need some help with the usage of 'as' here

Did you ever stop to think that God is going to be as pleased to have you with Him in Heaven as you are to be there? Is 'did' at the head of the sentence used as a polite usage of past tense? Like, ...
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As commonly done vs As is commonly done vs As it is commonly done

Which of the following three is the correct usage of the phrase? As commonly done As is commonly done As it is commonly done To me, 3rd one seems to be most appropriate from a grammatical ...
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As + preposition phrase + as

A: I know this is weird to because I just shot you but it feels like we are back in sync now. B: Yes, I mean as in sync as I have ever been with someone who just shot me. That marked phrase ...
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as...as + past participle

1- This case may not be quite as urgent as once thought. Which one of the following sentences is the full version of the sentence above? 2- This case may not be quite as urgent as it was once ...
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"Be as adjective"

My girls are on the wait list for their preschool and it is twice as tough to get in with twins. Marked phrase kind of puzzled me. I quoted this from a tv-series. We don't know the second part ...
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