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    Dear teachers,

    I get confused by "as " as a relative pron and "as" as conjuction of method. Please read the following sentences:

    1. He is absent, as is often the case. According to my grammar book this is a relative pron. "as" is the predicate.

    2. She is unusually tall as are both her parents. According to my grammar book this is conjunction of method. I think ''as'' is also a predicate here.

    And I don't understand "just as " . Does it mean when ''as'' is used as a conjuction it can be used with "just". It can also be used without 'just'? For example in my second sentence can I add ''just'' in front of ''as''?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Exclamation Re: as

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I get confused by "as " as a relative pron and "as" as conjuction of method. Please read the following sentences:

    1. He is absent, as is often the case. According to my grammar book this is a relative pron. "as" is the predicate.

    2. She is unusually tall as are both her parents. According to my grammar book this is conjunction of method. I think ''as'' is also a predicate here.

    And I don't understand "just as " . Does it mean when ''as'' is used as a conjuction it can be used with "just". It can also be used without 'just'? For example in my second sentence can I add ''just'' in front of ''as''?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Oh dear! Throw that book away! There is no such thing like as being a pronoun!

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    Re: as

    It is "relative pronoun".
    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Oh dear! Throw that book away! There is no such thing like as being a pronoun!

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