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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    Using 'as' as subordinator.

    Hi,

    Please, is this use of 'as' correct?


    As she was listening to the radio, he knocked at the door.

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    #2

    Re: Using 'as' as subordinator.

    (not a teacher)

    Yes.

    Also, "subordinator" sounds like some kind of super villain. (He was once a mild-mannered grammarian, before genetically altered vegetables twisted him into the criminal mastermind known only as 'The Subordinator'!!!)

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    #3

    Re: Using 'as' as subordinator.

    I would use "while" in that sentence.

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