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    Is this "as" formal?

    I had watched as Peking and Moscow became rivals for the role of leadership in the...
    Is this "as" a rather formal way of "while"? Or is it OK to use just like "as" is used above in daily casual conversations?

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    Re: Is this "as" formal?

    Hello Nyugaton

    No, it's fine in all contexts, whether formal or informal.

    All the best,

    MrP


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    Thanks MrPedantic

    I'm wondering what kind of "as" is used in that sentence.

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    Re: Is this "as" formal?

    Hello Nyugaton,

    I would call it a conjunction, with the meaning "while".

    All the best,

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