Smart “as” Clauses — Dumb “as” Clauses

Using "as" clauses “As” clauses, with "as" used in a sense similar to “while,” are close kin to “ing” phrases. Both are modifiers, both signify simultaneity, both are overused by neophyte writers and both should be employed with care. The adverb “as” connotes “to the same degree, amount, or extent; similarly; equally” and “at the …

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