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    #1

    Lightbulb Nylon is cheaper than leather, and itís just as strong.(as)

    Hello all,
    Can we use adverb 'as' in the following examples? does this was of using 'as' have the same function of ' as ... as'? and what does they mean?
    It is my first time to see such uses of 'as'

    Nylon is cheaper than leather, and it's just as strong.
    He has a lot of time but I don't have as much.
    He has many books, but I have just as many.
    He was angry, but she was just as angry.

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    Re: Nylon is cheaper than leather, and itís just as strong.(as)

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Hello all,
    Can we use the adverb 'as' in the following examples? Does this was of using 'as' have the same function as of ' as ... as', and what does they it mean?
    It is my first time to see such uses of 'as'.

    Nylon is cheaper than leather, and it's just as strong.
    He has a lot of time but I don't have as much.
    He has many books, but I have just as many.
    He was angry, but she was just as angry.
    They mean:
    #1 Nylon is as strong as leather.
    #2 I have as many books as he does.
    #3 She was as angry as he was.

    The use of "just" adds emphasis.

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    #3

    Re: Nylon is cheaper than leather, and itís just as strong.(as)

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    They mean:
    #1 Nylon is as strong as leather.
    #2 I have as many books as he does.
    #3 She was as angry as he was.

    The use of "just" adds emphasis.
    I got it.
    It is another way of comparing two thing together.
    Instaed of saying 'he is as angry as she is' we say ' he is angry, and she is as angry.'

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    Re: Nylon is cheaper than leather, and itís just as strong.(as)

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Instead of saying 'he is as angry as she is' we say ' he is angry, and she is as angry.'
    Not exactly. You have to include just: "she is just as angry."
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Nylon is cheaper than leather, and itís just as strong.(as)

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Not exactly.
    So, what is the use of this kind of grammar, and when do we can use it?

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    Re: Nylon is cheaper than leather, and itís just as strong.(as)

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    when do we can use it?
    Nininaz, you know better than that.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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