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    #1

    using "as" and "when" or "as" and "like"

    Hello everybody, I'm a newbie here. I have a question for you:

    Sometimes I got confuse with using "as" and "when" or "as" and "like". I can not discriminate them.

    Please masters, can you help me?

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    #2

    Re: using "as" and "when" or "as" and "like"

    As-/When As is often used with longer actions, often describing the background to events- as I was going to work, I saw...
    It can also be used for short actions that happen simultaneously, or very close together- as I opened the door, I realised that something was wrong
    As/Like- If someone speaks like a lawyer, they are not a lawyer, but they speak in a similar way. If someone speaks as a lawyer, they are a lawyer and are speaking in their professional capacity.


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    #3

    Re: using "as" and "when" or "as" and "like"

    Thank Tdol for your reply.
    I maybe already understand how to discriminate them, you meant When like As, can be used identically in any case, didn't you?

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    #4

    Re: using "as" and "when" or "as" and "like"

    In many cases yes, but not always. If it is one short action followed by another, but not immediately, we wouldn't use 'as'.


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    #5

    Re: using "as" and "when" or "as" and "like"

    Ohh, Can you give me some examples please?

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    #6

    Re: using "as" and "when" or "as" and "like"

    We left when dinner was over- 'as' here would sound strange to me unless you raced out the second dinner finished.


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    #7

    Re: using "as" and "when" or "as" and "like"

    Thank Tdol, I understand already! :)

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