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    two Qs

    I would like to ask native speakers of English about the following questions.

    #1 What does the folloing sentence mean?
    "I can beat the next light if I race ahead of the other drivers"
    the author "I" was waiting at the red light.

    #2 What is the same usage of as with the four choices?

    As children, we have heard many times that "it is not polite to stare." And as adults there are frequent reminders of the "rule."

    1. As a young man, he worked for a bank.
    2.She is regarded as the best player in our team.
    3.He is not so old as your father.
    4.As your doctor, I recommended that you stop smoking.

    I think As is used as when so, No.1. Correct?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: two Qs

    Hello Progress,

    I would agree with your answer to #2.

    "To beat the next light" is "to arrive at the next set of traffic lights before the lights turn red".

    (That's in a country where "red" means "stop", of course!)

    All the best,


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    Re: two Qs

    Thank you very much, MrPedantic. It was very helpful


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