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 History of this Word

"as" is from "alswa" (quite so) spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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"as" is a type of small common word

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Meaning 2


Indicates to the same degree or equally. Can compare many different things.

Examples of how the word is used

It does not work as well.
Exercise and recreation are as necessary as reading.