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"as" in American English

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aspreposition, conjunction, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /æz, əz/
used in ​expressions that ​compare two things, ​persons, ​groups, or ​qualities: This ​jacketcoststwice as much as that one. They ​live in the same ​town as my ​parents. She’ll ​soon be as ​tall as her ​mother.

aspreposition

 us   /æz, əz/
  • as preposition (BEING)

appearing to be, or being: He went to the ​costumepartydressed as a ​banana. As a ​child, Miriam had ​lived in India. The ​news came as no ​surprise.

asconjunction

 us   /æz, əz/
  • as conjunction (BECAUSE)

because: As it was getting late, I ​decided to ​stop at a ​motel.
  • as conjunction (WHEN)

while; during the ​time that: As I was getting out of the ​car, my ​heelcaught on something and I ​fell.
  • as conjunction (ALTHOUGH)

although: Angry as he was, he had to ​smile.
  • as conjunction (THE SAME WAY)

in the way that; like: Do ​exactly as I say. As is often the ​case with ​children, Aimee was ​completelybetter by the ​time the ​doctorarrived. Just as I ​thought, Derrick was to ​blame. Use ​yourcoat as a ​blanket.
(Definition of as from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"as" in British English

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asadverb

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

aspreposition

uk   strong /æz/ weak /əz/  us   /æz/  /əz/
A1 used to ​describe the ​purpose or ​quality of someone or something: She works as a ​waitress. It could be used as ​evidence against him. The ​news came as ​quite a ​shock to us. I ​meant it as a ​joke.

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asconjunction

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 ​previousyears, ​ticketssold very ​quickly. As with his ​earliermovies, the ​specialeffects in his ​latestfilm are ​brilliant. As is often the ​case with ​children, Amy was ​completelybetter by the ​time the ​doctorarrived. As I was just saying, I ​think the ​proposalneedsfurtherconsideration. 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 ​helpsmiling.
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(Definition of as from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"as" in Business English

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asadverb

uk   us   /æzˌ əz/
as at ACCOUNTING at a particular ​date or ​time: All ​ratescorrect as at March 1 2011.
as from from a particular ​date or ​time: As from April 6, your ​pensionpayments will ​increase.
as is (UK also as seen) COMMERCE used to ​state that something is being ​sold in its ​presentcondition, and to say that the ​personselling it is not ​responsible for anything that might be wrong with it: This ​guarantee does not ​coverproductssold "as is".
as is, where is COMMERCE used to ​state that something is being ​sold in its ​presentcondition and at the ​place where it is at ​present, and to say that the ​personselling it is not ​responsible for anything that might be wrong with it: This ​item is being ​sold as is, where is, with no ​warranty, written or ​implied.
as of at a particular ​date or ​time: The ​data is ​correct as of May 13. This ​issue may need ​attention later but, as of now, we are happy with the decision that we have taken. ACCOUNTING from a particular ​date or ​time: The ​tax consequences of this ​sort of ​transaction will ​change as of October 1.
as per according to what has been ​agreed or ​stated: They made ​payments of $1,000 a ​year, as ​peragreement. We shall ​proceed as ​per your ​instructions.
as seen UK also →  as is : We ​sold the ​car with a ​receipt saying 'sold as seen'.
(Definition of as from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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