Definition: 'As'

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  • Length: 2 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word: as

Lexical Information:
  • SUCH AS means 'for example'
  • One of the 220 words in the Dolch high frequency list
  • One of the 850 words in Basic English
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • Idiom used in GMAT
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula
Grammatical Information:
  • Conjunction
  • A conjunction joins words or, more frequently, phrases and clauses
Usage Notes:
  • SINCE and AS can be used as synonyms of BECAUSE
  • We use AS IF rather than LIKE before a verb.
  • We use the present or past tense after AS SOON AS, not WILL or SHALL
Spelling Notes:
  • It's not an imprisonable offence to use LIKE with a verb, although many would prefer AS IF
Other Comments:
  • Examiners' Favourite!!
  • AS on its own isn't used with the meaning 'for example'
  • In gap-filling exercises, if you're looking for one word meaning 'for example' use LIKE

Related Glossary Definitions:

Aspect;  Aspiration;  Assimilation;  Assonance;  Asyndeton;  Base Form;  Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL);  Case;  Chiasmus;  Assistant referee;  Association football;  Domestic football season;  Go past someone;  Last ditch tackle;  Last gasp goal;  Misdirect a pass;  Misplace a pass;  Pass;  Passing game;  Pitch invasion;  Read a pass;  Regular season;  Season ticket;  Season;  Thrash;  Time wasting;  Unassailable lead;  Wasted ball;  Inductive Antonomasia;  Lower Case;  Mass Nouns;  Metaplasm;  Noun as Adjective;  Noun Phrases;  Passive Index;  Passive Voice;  Past Progressive (Past Continuous);  Past Participles;  Past Perfect Progressive (Past Perfect Continuous);  Past Perfect;  Past Simple Tense;  Perfect Aspect;  Phrasal Verbs;  Phrases;  Pleonasm;  Prepositional Phrases;  Progressive Aspect;  Protasis;  Sarcasm;  Past Simple (Simple Past);  Upper Case;  Verb Phrase

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