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pronunciation:
aez
parts of speech:
adverb, conjunction, pronoun, preposition
phrases:
as good as, as if
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: equally; to the same extent or degree.
Music is important in a culture, but certainly literature is as important.I felt bad last night, but I don't feel as bad today.
definition 2: for example; for instance.
Some sports, as baseball, require the use of a bat.
definition 3: in the way expected or agreed on.
He acted as directed.
 
part of speech: conjunction
definition 1: in the same way or manner that; to the same degree that.
She learns as fast as he does.
definition 2: at the moment; when.
She stopped as he started.
definition 3: during the time that; while.
As I was looking out the window, I saw a rabbit run across the yard.They talked the whole time as the baby slept.
definition 4: though.
Wicked as he is, we love him still.
definition 5: because.
As I did not love him, I left him.
phrase: as good as
phrase: as if
 
part of speech: pronoun
definition 1: that, which, or who (usu. prec. by such or same).
They have the same temperament as their mother has.
definition 2: a fact that.
As you know, I have resigned.
 
part of speech: preposition
definition: in the function or position of.
He is serving as temporary director.