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    the usage of "as"

    I can't understand the meaning of this sentence " He became as good a friend,emplpyer and man, as anyone in London or in the world"
    Please explain me the meaning of sentence and the usage of "as".

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    Re: the usage of "as"

    Quote Originally Posted by yuyu0615 View Post
    I can't understand the meaning of this sentence "He became as good a friend, empl[o]yer and man, as anyone in London or in the world."

    Please explain [to] me the meaning of [the] sentence and the usage of "as".
    As | Define As at Dictionary.com
    as … as, (used to express similarity or equality in a specified characteristic, condition, etc., as between one person or thing and another): as rich as Croesus.

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    Re: the usage of "as"

    Quote Originally Posted by yuyu0615 View Post
    I can't understand the meaning of this sentence " He became as good a friend,employer and man, as anyone in London or in the world"
    Please explain me the meaning of the sentence.
    He was as good a friend, etc, as anyone in London, etc.

    So,

    Noone was better as a friend, etc.

    So,

    The writer is effectively saying that 'he' was the best friend, the best employer, and the best person that one can imagine.

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    Re: the usage of "as"

    Thanks for your explanation,I understandthe phrase "as~as anyone".I appreciate you very much.

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