Thursday, January 7, 2016

How to use the word 'As'

There are three common ways to use the word 'as'

1. Conjunction- To join two clauses

 a. To join two clauses when two things are happening at the same time.
for example
I was singing as I was waiting for the train.
b . To state the reason for an action ( it can be used like 'because or since')
I was late as I slept in.

2. Comparative adverb
for example
 He was as hairy as a dog.
(He was like a dog he was so hairy.)

3. Preposition
To show the function of something or someone
He used the pen as a knife

(He used the pen like a knife)

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