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    #1

    As

    Hello!

    Picasso Sells at Record Auction Price By SOUREN MELIKIAN
    On Tuesday night, a painting dashed off by Picasso in just one day in 1964 became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction as it rose to $106.5 million. (IHT May6, 2010)
    What is the meaning of 'as' in the sentence above?

    Probably, when or while, or because. I think all of them are wrong.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: As

    You're right both times (It's used to 'mean' when, and it makes no sense.) Journalists often use 'as' in this meaningless way. I think it's a shame, but it happens.

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