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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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