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“As following” vs “as follows”

Which of these sentences is more appropriate? The reasons for these decisions are as following: The reasons for these decisions are as follows: This operator is defined as following: ...
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“As knows all the tiptop young fellas?”— Is it correct?

In old movie 'Lady Chatterley', the actor says "as knows all the tiptop young fellas?". Is 'as knows all the tiptop young fellas' grammatically correct? Is it like old English or some dialects? If ...
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What's with “star as interesting” and “unstar as interesting”?

These are normal common messages most of us who've chatted in SE chat interfaces have seen. I find the way the negation prefix un- "acts" intriguing. Why would I star and unstar a chat message as ...
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“As to something” vs “as for something”

Back at university, I remember one of my teachers told me that "as for something" carries an undertone of disinterest while "as to something", less used though, is a more neutral way of refering to ...
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Help to understand: “leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America…”

In a tweet, Barack Obama wrote Today I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates – leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running ...
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''You're tall as your father" is this sentence absurd?

You're as tall as your father. I don't have as much money as you have. If I omit the first 'as' is the sentence absurd or grammatically incorrect? You're tall as your father. I don't have ...
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what does “as” mean here? (because or while)

There is a sentence containing "as" and I have had a problem for a long time in distinguishing whether it means "because" or "while" in the context. Please be more clear in explaining and tell me why ...
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Difference between “As For” and “As To”

1a. an explanation as for what happened 1b. an explanation as to what happened 2a. As for funding, the committee might have a meeting to address that. 2b. As to funding, the committee might have ...
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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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As explained here…/ As is explained here

I would like to know which of two beginnings of a phrase As explained here.../ As is explained here... is grammatically correct? I just found a book where "As explained here,..." is used, but this ...
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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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“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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When “as” and “though” are used to introduce concession clauses

When "as" is used to introduce a concession clause, the clause has be inverse. For example, "Young as he is, he is knowledgeable". I am wondering whether I can replace "though" with "as" in these ...
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Meaning of “as” in the following sentence?

What is the exact difference in the meaning between these sentences: The intercepted arc might be thought of as the part of the circle which is inside the inscribed angle. and The intercepted ...
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“As important as” or “As importantly as”

I found a sentence in The Hindu ("The Two Faces of Mr. Modi") As important as all the other qualities, we also expect rationality. I think this sentence is not correct. It must be "importantly", ...
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Using “as much […] as”

I have a question about using "as much [...] as", because I can't figure out how much is supposed to go inside the brackets. I'm wearing sun screen to cover up as much [surface sun rays might hit] ...
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Following as it did

I came across this sentence - Although his (Nirmal) detainment (in prison) lasted only a day or two, the experience had a profoundly unsettling effect on Nirmal, following as it did on his ...
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named or named as

May I know which of the following sentences is grammatical? This method named ABC is used to calculate the temperature of these categories of objects. This method named as ABC is used to ...
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Such as or such…as

What's the difference between these two constructions? The writing class developed skills such as critical thinking, brainstorming strategies, and ways to overcome writer's block. The writing ...
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“As” and “That”

Such boys will be rewarded by the principal as obtain good marks. Such was the condition that/as was the treatment. (Both are correct) I like the same perfume as she (likes). I shall buy the same ...
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Can “V-ing” be replacable with “as”?

To avoid the repetition of using as, I decide to replace it with being: As you can see, I find a pleasure in helping community. At the same time, being a person who work in science, I also find the ...
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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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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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Are Nouns as Adjective and Present Participle as Adjective in the sentence?

Steve Mnuchin may be the silver bullet to the vampire life-blood cash draining net worth sweep. source:http://seekingalpha.com/article/4027602-ding-dong-net-worth-sweep-dead-yet. Let's divide it ...
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Meaning of “around as” and just “as”

What is the difference between It was as big around as a truck wheel. and It was as big as a truck wheel.
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“As” Usage Problem

Assuming america = usa: America as we know it America as it relates to people The first phrase translates roughly to "America in the form in which we know it (america)". The second phrase ...
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'as compared to' vs 'as compare to'

The sentence below: Our method cannot achieve 100 percent accuracy as compared to DART method due to the imprecise modeling. Why does the sentence above use as compared to? Can we use as compare ...
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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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“as little as possible” vs. “as least as possible”

I am not able to understand when "as little as possible" or "as least as possible" should be used. For example, I cannot understand which is the more appropriate form in the following example ...
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What does “as” mean in “as by”?

From http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=paternalism&searchmode=none: paternalism (n.) = ..."government **as** by a father over his children,..." What part of ...
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for as - meaning

An excerpt from Pi: A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number: Since Euler is the father of the symbol that has the title role of this book, we ought to take a glimpse into his interesting ...
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When can I use 'as' instead of 'like'?

What I know like: like + noun like an apple.., treat like a doctor (he ISN"T a doctor) as: as + verb and such as.., use as..., work as.., treat as a doctor (he IS a doctor), They waved as the ...
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Both + as well as

I have come across this structure: You will find both good as well as bad people in the world. My question is - Do we need 'as well as' after 'both'? Is this a correct and acceptable structure?
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As (if) 'He behaved as were he a rich man'

If I were a rich man... can be written as Were I a rich man... Is this rewriting also valid after 'as'? He behaved as if he were a rich man... He behaved as were he a rich man...
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Is the phrase «as general an answer as possible» correct?

Is it correct to say: It would be nice to have as general an answer as possible. I'm not sure... I think I've read similar sentences, if I'm not mistaken. Any help would be appreciated.
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How to use “as”

More difficulty with "as": 1 laws as they existed in the 1900s 2 laws as they relate to public schools According to standard English, the two sentences mean respectively: 3 laws in the ...
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They kill as many people as not: what words are omitted?

I found the following sentence: they kill as many people as not. In this case, they account for success and fame in publication.
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Grammatical analyze with the form “AS TO+V”

I am studying English in France and I have to do a grammatical analysis of a phrase that is: Ah, what would I not have given to have possessed Gatsby's elaborately monogrammed shirts, not have ...
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Meaning of “as complicated as it is”

This area of science as complicated as it is. What does it mean? All instances I have found on the Internet have something at the end, e.g. "Buying gifts for men isn't nearly as complicated as it is ...
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What's the rule governing the use of an indefinite article with a noun?

Source Gazing at them for hours on end, sitting on the sandy river bank, was a great help to me. I could wash away my anguish and disgust over life. The anguish and disgust were caused by my ...
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Trouble understanding 'which' and 'as' in this sentence “…which ignores as plebeian various superstitions…”

I don't understand this sentence from History of Western Philosophy. 1) Does the "which" here refer to "civilized aristocracy" or "the point of view"? 2) What's the function of "as" here? Does it ...
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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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As expected or as expectation

I think that "as expected" sounds less weird than "as expectation", but "as" is a preposition, so there should be a noun after it. Which is correct, as expected or as expectation? Which is correct? ...
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As when-does it make sense?

I wrote this sentence: He exerted total supremacy over his enemy as when he defeated the whole army himself a few years ago. I am not so sure if "as when" is grammatical here. I am trying to mean ...
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Is this a special/peculiar use of “as interesting as”?

I have come across this use of "as interesting as" the meaning of which I am not sure about. The context is that I sent emails to several drainlayers explaining a one-off job that I would like to get ...
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Where to put article “a”?

It's not as good a restaurant as it used to be. It's not as a good restaurant as it used to be. Which sentence is correct?
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find these as attractive a home as the rubble of the past

"So far we have used things like old car tires and rope, but we have a plan to carry out a more detailed study to test out a variety of artificial structures and see whether the sea creatures in the ...
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as troubling as rewarding?

It is a question about "as adjective as adjective" construction. I wrote a sentence: The book was as sad as happy. My friend, looking at the sentence, said that it should be The book was as ...
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Is “when” grammatically necessary in "at the same time as when?

"The militia was formed when demons and monsters appeared on the island, at the same time as when the Stormwall formed." Should "when" be left out in this sentence because there is semantically a ...
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discerning usages of “as”

It was no longer possible to enter the temple, for it had filled with rubble years ago, but they admired the exterior, as did all the tourists Mr. Kapasi brought there, slowly strolling along each of ...