[Grammar] Nylon is cheaper than leather, and it’s just as strong.(as)

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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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Hello all,
Can we use the adverb 'as' in the following examples? Does this [STRIKE]was of using 'as'[/STRIKE] have the same function as [STRIKE]of[/STRIKE] ' as ... as', and what does [STRIKE]they[/STRIKE] 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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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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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."
 
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