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  1. Cap1034
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    What is this usage of as?

    The selection of the poems was made as including all his major works.

    What is this usage of "as"?
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    Re: What is this usage of as?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cap1034 View Post
    The selection of the poems was were made as including all his major works
    The usage of "as" is incorrect. It does not belong in the text.

    What is this usage of "as"?
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    Re: What is this usage of as?

    You are wrong. It is from a book and by Fransis Bacon. So it is not wrong.

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    Re: What is this usage of as?

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    You are wrong. It is from a book and by Fransis Bacon. So it is not wrong.
    Which book is that? Are you are referring to Francis Bacon of England? Do you know when Mr. Bacon lived?

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    Re: What is this usage of as?

    Of course his english is old fashioned, but i need to interpret his text.

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    Re: What is this usage of as?

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    Of course his English is old fashioned, but i I need to interpret his text.
    The history of "as" goes back at least to the year 1000. In most forms it has been used to mean similar to or because. Consider this, Bacon died in the 16th Century. The meaning of many words have changed since that time. Also, check and see if there was not a printing error in the text you are reading. In addition, just because something is written doesn't make it correct.

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    Re: What is this usage of as?

    I would not have changed the original "was" to "were".

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    Re: What is this usage of as?

    Nor would I. It refers to "The selection" (singular).

    Cap1034, please give the name of the book this quote is from.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What is this usage of as?

    As to the meaning of "as" here (assuming it is correct), it has the meaning of "with the purpose of".

    The selection of the poems was made with the purpose of including all his major works.

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    Re: What is this usage of as?

    Or to include.

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