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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    As one of the villagers said,

    I've encountered a similar example to this before. Does this "as" mean "in the same way or manner"? This kind of "As" is a rare form.
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    ex) In the 1950s, the Italian government attempted to relocate much of Matera’s population to the new part of the city.
    However, the inhabitants of the old city resisted. As one of the villagers said, “Matera is the only place in the world where people can boast of living in the houses of their ancestors of 9,000 years ago.”

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    #2

    Re: As one of the villagers said,

    This "as" could be replace with "what". I do not find it rare.

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    Re: As one of the villagers said,

    If it means "what", how can it function as a conjunction? Does the whole sentence imply "What he said is like this = "Matera is the only..."?

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    #4

    Re: As one of the villagers said,

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I've encountered a similar example to this before. Does this "as" mean "in the same way or manner"? This kind of "As" is a rare form.
    l3-3
    ex) In the 1950s, the Italian government attempted to relocate much of Matera’s population to the new part of the city. However, the inhabitants of the old city resisted. As one of the villagers said, “Matera is the only place in the world where people can boast of living in the houses of their ancestors of 9,000 years ago.”
    You can't read it literally. It means that the inhabitants resisted, as is demonstrated by what one of the villagers said; or, in the manner of this villager who said, " ... "

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