as vs that, who : Common Errors in English

About as vs that, who

In some American dialects it is common to say things like “I see lots of folks as hasn’t got the sense to come in out out of the rain.” In standard English, the expression would be “folks that” or “folks who.”

as Meaning(s)

  • (n) a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar
  • (n) a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
  • (r) to the same degree (often followed by `as')

as in News

  1. Businesses await relief as Japan OKs reform plan

    As new orders for his hydraulic cylinders pile in, factory owner Kazushi Nomura says he is hopeful Japan's economy may be headed for a solid recovery. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's grand plans for getting ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Iran’s Leader Rebukes U.S. as Presidential Vote Begins

    As voting began early Friday, arguments over whether to boycott the ballot still boiled over among many liberal-leaning Iranians.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: New York Times

  3. Snowden as a teen online: anime and cheeky humor

    By Kristina Cooke and John Shiffman SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Long before he became known worldwide as the National Security Agency contractor who exposed top-secret U.S. government surveillance programs, Edward Snowden worked for a Japanese anime company run by friends and went by the nicknames "The True HOOHA" and "Phish." In 2002, he was 18 years old, a high school dropout and his ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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