Questions tagged [as]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
3answers
6k views

as suggested & as is suggested & as it is suggested

"This second level was used both as a dormitory and a dining room by the garrison (which was made up of about twenty soldiers), as suggested by the fireplace, the old utensils and the garrison officer’...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

How is the phrase 'as…as' used?

My question is, there is some phrase which (at this moment) I cannot exactly remember, but the syntax is following - as _ as Here, (__) is some word. Such phrases are very confusing to me. Can ...
2
votes
1answer
68 views

The function of “as”

However, in response to the N.S.A. revelations, Google has fast-tracked its plan to encrypt data as it zips between its own data centers to prevent it from being subject to intelligence-agency prying. ...
2
votes
1answer
40 views

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). ...
2
votes
2answers
41 views

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.
2
votes
1answer
674 views

Can you use “as + adjective + a/an + noun + as” with plural nouns?

I know this grammar structure. For example: I have as good a voice as you. But I'm not sure if you can use a plural noun there. For example: I have as good books as you. Or: They're not as ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

Vacant judgeship as affecting proceedings

I have a question about a possible error in this phrase: Vacant judgeship as affecting proceedings Even taking into account the fact that the phrase is a title and therefore the rules of block ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

usage of “as many as”

One species, the giant armadillo, has as many as one hundred teeth, one of the largest numbers in a mammal. Source: The Amazing Armadillo: Geography of a Folk Critter One species, the giant armadillo,...
2
votes
1answer
8k views

As (It) Relates To

What do "as relates to" and "as it relates to" mean in here: link Define mood as it relates to a work of fiction link Sales Tax as Relates to Auctions Are "as it relates to&...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

As fast as Or As fast?

He is as clever if not cleverer than his brother. Ranjeet is as fast as or perhaps faster than Rohit. Are both these sentences correct? As per Wren And Martin High School English Grammar And ...
1
vote
2answers
976 views

as good ~ as I ever knew

“Now, yer mum an' dad were as good a witch an' wizard as I ever knew.” (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) What’s the meaning of the highlighted part?
1
vote
3answers
640 views

Starting a sentence with “as” intended as a synonym for “Because”, “Due to…”

I've noticed that my group-members (Dutch) start a lot of their written sentences with "As" when they are giving an explanation or a reason. Example: As the library exists has existed for several ...
1
vote
2answers
488 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
558 views

Did my sister state these properly?

The girl's clothes are more expensive than the boys. The camel is called as the ship of the dessert. My sister said these things; are they correct? I'm wondering if the grammar is correct ...
1
vote
2answers
23k views

“as … as” or “so … as” for comparison?

I read in a book that for comparison, as ... as is used for affirmative statements, and so ... as is used to for negative statements. For example: He is as tall as his brother. He is not so tall as ...
1
vote
2answers
70 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
313 views

Choose right options for completing sentences

Fill in the blank with proper option. We have these sentences : "He drove as ... as me" , "He was driving as ... as me" 1. quick 2. quickly What are the correct options and why they are true ?
1
vote
2answers
2k views

The usage of “As you mentioned earlier” etc

How to use as + subject + in/earlier/before/above in the sentences while writing or speaking. I have often seen people using some expressing starting with "As", for examples: As you said/mentioned ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

The meaning of “Impressive as the achievements of Western technological science are, …” in the context

Impressive as the achievements of Western technological science are, there is no denying that they have been bought at a price, which includes increased nervous strain and destruction of the Earth's ...
1
vote
2answers
133 views

Is it possible to use “single out” with “as”?

I have got hard time understanding this sentence: George Gilder (1994), who prides himself with having predicted the demise of television and the birth of the telecomputer as far back as 1989, ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Would you help me choosing the right answer for the following question?

Which sentence is correct? a) How I was saying before being interrupted, being polite is mandatory... b) I got a promotion! Now I work like a production manager, with my own room and a personal ...
1
vote
1answer
255 views

What's as…as mean in this sentence?

Nor was he the first person to be remembered more as the name of his code than as himself. I think this sentence's main idea is: he is not first person whose name of his code famous than himself. But ...
1
vote
2answers
104 views

Amended As Published

I am a little bit confused reading this: Under the new HIPAA Mega rule published in January 2013, portions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and portions of the HIPAA Security Rule were dramatically ...
1
vote
1answer
270 views

twice [as hard] as others; twice [as hard as others]

He works twice as hard as others. (naver.com) There are twice as many bikes as there are cars in the country. (daum.net) The quantifier, twice, is somewhat ambiguous to me. Does it modify [as hard] ...
1
vote
1answer
16 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

“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 ...
1
vote
1answer
20 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

“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 ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

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, ...
1
vote
3answers
72 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
43 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
142 views

Are all these sentences grammatically correct?

I have solved that riddle before, so I get half as much credit as you do, for solving it. I have solved that riddle before, so I get half the credit you do, for solving it. I have solved that ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

Is the usage of “as” in this example correct in terms of punctuality, grammar, meaning?

Is the use of "as" correct in the below example sentences? Sentence 1: There have came as many people to the speech as Trump's popularity had risen up. Sentence 2: But I was worried as much as ...
1
vote
1answer
14 views

“ . . . as construction teams complete/completing the bridge widening project”

This sentence is correct: Sentence A. Expect transportation delays in Havering High Street next week as construction teams complete the bridge widening project." But is this sentence also ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

'As' or 'While'

Please have a look on the following sentences: As I get older I get more optimistic. While I get older I get more optimistic. In the example above, using 'as' or 'while' does not make ...
1
vote
2answers
614 views

a question regarding “as long as”

Sentence 1: I haven't known him as long as you. Sentence 2: I haven't known him as long as you have known him. Sentence 3: I haven't known him as long as I have known you. Does the meaning of ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

usage of “as + adjective”

Consider: All cases involving children are treated as urgent. The man was described as tall and dark, and aged about 20. How "as" can collocate with adjectives here? If I omitted "as&...
1
vote
2answers
137 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Should a comma be added and is the sentence right?

In the sentence: I would like to come to the UK this summer to improve my English as much as possible as I am going to study English at university next year. Is it Okay to use "as" three times ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Meaning of “as” [duplicate]

Lawyers write as they see other lawyers write, and, influenced by education, profession, economic constraints, and perceived self-interest, they too often write badly. What does "as" in this ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Can be thought of as [verb]+ing … What's the grammar and use?

Consider this example: Subjectivity detection or ranking at the document level can be thought of as having its roots in studies in genre classification. I don't get what is the type of clause ...
1
vote
2answers
442 views

as necessary / as was necessary / as it was necessary

The general public have never dealt with it as seriously as was necessary. The general public have never dealt with it as seriously as it was necessary. The general public have never dealt with it as ...
1
vote
2answers
11k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
137 views

“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 ...
1
vote
1answer
96 views

the usage of “as”

My first job after college was as a teacher in Cotulla, Texas, in a small Mexican-American school. (My first job after college was a job as a teacher in Cotulla.) His main scientific ...
0
votes
2answers
34 views

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 "...
0
votes
2answers
53 views

What's wrong with these two sentences?

My textbook says they are incorrect, but I fail to find their mistakes. Many men still have difficulty accepting a woman to be a business partner. At the daycare center, the teachers treated ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

What is correct between 'call A as B' and 'call A B'?

In this section, we consider a cellular network that consists of one base station (BS) and many user equipments (UEs). We call the BS and all the UEs as the nodes. I learned that the verb 'call' is ...
0
votes
2answers
341 views

Finding error in a sentence [closed]

What is wrong in the following sentence? "As I am tired so I shall sleep early tonight." It seems alright to me but apparently it has an error somewhere.