Answered By: Writing Center
Last Updated: May 04, 2015     Views: 0

As sometimes means "because".

e.g.:: As it was a public holiday, all the shops were shut.

We also use as to say that two things happened at the same time.

e.g.: As they walked along the street, they looked in the shop windows.

Or you can say that something happened as you were doing something else.

e.g.: The thief was seen as he was climbing over the wall.

Most often we use as when two short actions happen at the same time.

e.g.: George arrived as Sue left.

But we also use as when two things happen together over a longer period of time.

e.g.: As the day went on, the weather got worse.

You can also use just as.

e.g.: Just as I sat down, the phone rang.

 

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