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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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a box as requested

a. I don't have a big blue box, as was requested. But I have a big red one. b. I don't have a big blue box, as requested. But I have a big red one. Are the above sentences grammatically correct ...
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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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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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Which of the two sentences is correct, considering the usage of To and For?

As Cristiano Ronaldo is for you, Messi is for me. or As Cristiano Ronaldo is to you, Messi is to me.
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Is “… be as adj. than …” correct grammar?

A coin is tossed twice. Alice claims that the event of two heads is at least as likely if we know that the first toss is a head than if we know that at least one of the tosses is a head. This is an ...
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What's the meaning of “as” in this context?

This is why fighting is allowed in pro hockey (2:26) A player involved in a fight automatically gets what's known as a "major penalty" and must sit out at least 5 minutes of play. Additional ...
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isn't efficient as you claimed

a. This device isn't efficient as you claimed. b. This device isn't efficient**,** as you claimed. Which of the above sentences could be used instead of each of the following: Unlike what you ...
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Using 'as' and 'will'

I was wondering about the usage of 'as' and 'will'. 'As she will go to the cinema, I will go too.' 'As the waiter will wipe the table clean, I will sit at it.' I know about the rule that applies ...
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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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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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“not so good as” or “not as good as” - Which is grammatically correct?

Can anybody tell that which one of the following is correct? He is not as good as his father. He is not so good as his father. When conveying some negative sense, I have always seen/watched (movies,...
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What does 'as' mean in 'Lawyers write as they see other lawyers write'?

I asked this question, but still having a problem understanding this sentence. 'Lawyers write as they see other lawyers write, and, influenced by education, profession, economic constraints, and ...
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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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Meaning of the word “as”

As we usually think of dreams, they go on in the minds of people who are actually lying in a real bed in a real house, even if in the dream they are running away from a homicidal lawnmower through the ...
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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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The Earth as seen from the Moon; why “as”?

The Earth as seen from the Moon. The Earth seen from the Moon. I know the first one is actually "as it's seen from", but exactly when do you put 'as' and when not? How are the two sentences ...
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“as” as a conjunction or preposition

1: He doesn't play half as well as his sister does. 2: He doesn't play half as well as his sister. In sentence one, the second "as" is a conjunction. Am I right? In sentence two, should I take the ...
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What meaning is the word “as” in this sentence?

There is a sentence in my test paper: Sometimes, bullying is an Internet event,__when someone puts mean words about you on Facebook. (A)as (B)such (C)so (D)as if The answer is (A),but I don't ...
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How to use “as … as” in a sentence?

I have a sentence using "as ... as". Could you tell me which sentence below is right? A. Marine transportation is a high-risk industry as aviation. B. Marine transportation is an industry as high-...
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Confused by the meaning and construction of a sentence

Help me comprehend the meaning and construction of this sentence: For as a person thinketh in his subconscious mind, so he is. Basically first part of the sentence is the problem to me. What "for ...
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Confusing between “As” and “Is”

I came across that sentence while watching martin mystery --link of the episode below-- " if you think I am so naive is to be fooled by another one of your tricks!" At first I was going to ask about ...
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“As cool as ice” vs “cool as ice”

The examples: Meet Val Kilmer, who's cold as ice. Meet Val Kilmer, who's as cold as ice. Is the use of "as" in the first sentence grammatical? Why or why not? Does it retain the same ...
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“As far as I can say”, “as far as I know”, “as far as I can tell”

As far as I am concerned. As far as the economic problems here are concerned. And As far as I know. My perception: All these are incorrect. Because we just use " As far as I am concerned" to mean "...
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The meaning of “as”

What is the meaning of "as" in the following sentences? Nature’s editors rejected the paper (and will not, as is normal procedure in the case of rejection, confirm that they actually received it). ...
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I can't understand the meaning of this paragraph

she wants to manipulate you into committing as she knows that you as a man want to have sex, and therefore will force you to commit to a relationship before giving you all the fun. two consecutive "...
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live under the same roof [as/with] a woman

I take that both of them are used, but I don't understand the sentence with 'as'. Many natives said that the two sentences mean the same thing fundamentally, but I don't get it the 'as' part. They ...
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“As” as a relative pronoun

This weighed about 50% more than the first edition, reflecting my growing discovery that there was, so to speak, more grammar around than I had first thought. The third edition incorporated ...
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function of 'As' in this sentence

Chosen not as much for his charm, or lack thereof, as for his minatory appearance, the singer's bodyguard proved to be an effective deterrent for many autograph-seekers. What is the role of 'as' in ...
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Use of “as well, ” or “as well as”

In the following phrases, are the use of the "as well" according to the grammar for academic issues? Or as missing another "as", for example "as well as". In the situation A the results are good. ...
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What is the as in the sentence called, preposition or adverb clause?

But yogurt tasted with that spoon was also rated as less sweet than when eaten with heavier or larger spoons. I have been always wondering what this kind of as is called grammatically, e.g. adverb, ...
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“as much as me” & “as much as I”

Sentence 1: He doesn't earn as much as me. Sentence 2: He doesn't earn as much as I. In sentence 1, the second "as" is a preposition so it is followed by an object pronoun. In sentence 2, the second ...
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I'd just as soon…as to

Does the following sentence mean I prefer to go home, or something is just as fine as something else? I'd just as soon go home. Does this other sentence mean that either thing is good? I'd ...
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Can “as … as” clause contain noun + adjective?

Can an "as ... as" clause contain a noun + adjective? For example: There are as many things as you want Is it possible?
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The meaning of “The clientele were as curious as they were sparse in number.”

It’s from a book by Elvis Costello, “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink”, written with first person perspective. The main character, Elvis Costello, as a boy visits his father’s studio for the ...
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What is the meaning of “as much as competition” in this sentence?

Here is the sentence: The more intensive, more far-flung commerce of the early modern age required a clearer distribution of functions and cooperation as much as competition. (source) I can't ...
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How to use “as” with “or” in one sentence

I would like to express two different points in one sentence using "as" and "or". In my area of study, we have an independent case, that is the two variables are independent. I built a new method, ...
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A question about “as”

I would like to say that "A" does "B" in the same way as "C" does "B". Can I directly say: As "C" does "B", "A" does "B". It looks a little strange to me, since the "as" may mean "when" here.
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What is the meaning of “As death embraces”

What do you understand in this phrase?, what is the function of as? EDIT: As death embraces is the title of a song. Here is the lyrics: Forgive my daily sins Seal them under my skin For once I ...
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“as” in as (is) permitted by law

Is "is" optional in the following? Do a and b have practically the same meaning? Do the as's have the same meaning in the three sentences? a. You can use portions of the text as (is) permitted by ...
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“bullied as a kid” vs “bullied in your childhood” - any difference?

Do following sentences imply same thing and Is there anything wrong with the first one? 1) Were you bullied as a kid? 2) Were you bullied in your childhood?
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Meaning of “as” in this context

It has appeared that, if we take any common object of the sort that is supposed to be known by the senses, what the senses immediately tell us is not the truth about the object as it is apart from ...
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as you will - meaning

Source: How Russia Is Revolutionizing Information Warfare (news article) “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you ...
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I’m Mad As Hell Speech From Network (1976)

In the movie Network (1976) the infamous speech contains the words I'm as mad as hell... Shouldn't it be I'm mad as hell... I don't know why, but it really bothers me hearing an extra 'as'. ...
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What is “as” doing in “given as”?

I heard in the movie 10 Cloverfield Lane: I looked through your wallet. Given as how I saved your life, I think that's acceptable. I find the interjection of "as" odd. When "given" is used as a ...
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As…as structure

I have a sentence like this: He hasn't travelled to as many places as me. He has travelled to as fewer places as me. Are these sentence correct? and Do they have the same meaning?