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3 Using AS

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3 Using AS


Another word that is very often tested in sentence completion exercises is AS, because it is used in many different types of word groupings:

It can be used to show comparison:

He is as big as his brother.

It can be used to show that something is already known:

As you know, I won't be available tomorrow.

It can be used to explain how something is done:

I cooked the meat as you asked me to.

It can be used to explain how something appears:

She looks as if she is ill.

Other common structures are:

Known as:

These people are known as the players.

As well as:

I invited Joe as well as his cousin.

Used as:

He used the knife as a screwdriver.

Remember as:

My father is remembered as being very strict.

as often as:

I don't see my family as often as I would like.

as hard as:

This exercise is not as hard as I expected it to be.

as early as:

I can't come as early as that.

such as:

I need new things to do, such as yoga.

as he was falling:

He threw the ball just as he was falling.

as you won't talk:

He is leaving as you won't talk to him.

do as the Romans do:

When in Rome do as the Romans do.

as much:

I can't pay as much as that.

as long as:

I won't help as long as you smoke.

as if:

It's not as if you didn't know I would be here.

as though:

I feel as though I have met you before.

the same as:

Is this food the same as the food your sister makes.

as soon as:

I'll call you as soon as I finish.

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