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conjunction uk   strong /æz/ weak /əz/  us   /æz/  /əz/

as conjunction (BECAUSE)

A2 because: As it was getting late, I decided to book into a hotel. You can go first as you're the oldest.
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as conjunction (WHILE)

B1 during the time that: I saw him as I was coming into the building. He gets more attractive as he gets older.
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as conjunction (LIKE)

B1 in the same way: He got divorced, (just) as his parents had done years before. This year, as in previous years, tickets sold very quickly. As with his earlier movies, the special effects in his latest film are brilliant. As is often the case with children, Amy was completely better by the time the doctor arrived. As I was just saying, I think the proposal needs further consideration. Knowing him as I do, I can't believe he would do such a thing.
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as conjunction (ALTHOUGH)

although: Angry as he was, he couldn't help smiling.
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