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    #1

    as

    My english grammar book says:you cannot use "as" for time in a sentence like this:
    The doorbell rang "while" we were asleep.(not "as we were asleep").
    Why this rule?
    thanks.

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    #2

    Re: as

    'As' tends to be used for a shorter duration.

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