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[1]     (CONJUNCTION AND PREPOSITION USES)  
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1       conj   If something happens as something else happens, it happens at the same time.  
Another policeman has been injured as fighting continued this morning..., All the jury's eyes were on him as he continued..., The play started as I got there.     
2       phrase   You use the structure as...as when you are comparing things.  
I never went through a final exam that was as difficult as that one..., There was no obvious reason why this could not be as good a film as the original.     
      As is also a conjunction., phrase  
Being a mother isn't as bad as I thought at first!..., I don't think he was ever as fit as he should have been.     
3       phrase   You use as...as to emphasize amounts of something.,   (emphasis)    You can look forward to a significant cash return by saving from as little as £10 a month..., She gets as many as eight thousand letters a month.     
4       prep   You use as when you are indicating what someone or something is or is thought to be, or what function they have.  
He has worked as a diplomat in the US, Sudan and Saudi Arabia..., The news apparently came as a complete surprise..., I had natural ability as a footballer.     
5       prep   If you do something as a child or as a teenager, for example, you do it when you are a child or a teenager.  
She loved singing as a child and started vocal training at 12.     
6       conj   You use as to say how something happens or is done, or to indicate that something happens or is done in the same way as something else.  
I'll behave toward them as I would like to be treated..., Today, as usual, he was wearing a three-piece suit..., The book was banned in the US, as were two subsequent books.     
7       prep   You use as in expressions like as a result and as a consequence to indicate how two situations or events are related to each other.  
As a result of the growing fears about home security, more people are arranging for someone to stay in their home when they're away...     
8       conj   You use as to introduce short clauses which comment on the truth of what you are saying.  
As you can see, we're still working..., We were sitting, as I remember, in a riverside restaurant.     
9       conj   You can use as to mean `because' when you are explaining the reason for something.   (=since)  
Enjoy the first hour of the day. This is important as it sets the mood for the rest of the day.     
10    You say as it were in order to make what you are saying sound less definite.  
as it were      phrase   PHR with cl     (vagueness)    I'd understood the words, but I didn't, as it were, understand the question.     
11    You use expressions such as as it is, as it turns out, and as things stand when you are making a contrast between a possible situation and what actually happened or is the case.  
as it is/as it turns out/as things stand             phrase  
I want to work at home on a Tuesday but as it turns out sometimes it's a Wednesday or a Thursday.     
12   
    as against  
    against  
    as ever  
    ever  
    as a matter of fact  
    fact  
    as follows  
    follow  
    as long as  
    long  
    as opposed to  
    opposed  
    as regards  
    regard  
    as soon as  
    soon  
    as such  
    such  
    as well  
    well  
    as well as  
    well  
    as yet  
    yet  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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is, Islamist, Islam, issue

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exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
exp.
When sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
n.
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
adj.
the decision is yours
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
exp.
It is healthy to laugh
[US]
exp.
something is easy to do
n.
device that holds a book while reading it
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
n.
an ambitious woman who thinks her career really matters more than many things and is not willing to compromise on it
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
n.
ruling other people things
I respect the people in the past who were dominant and had power to control a government such as Nobutaka Oda who was a samurai because he controlled almost all areas in Japan.
n.
characteristic of awesome people or things

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