Dec 18, 2016

UNIT 115 • As (reason and time)

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, 44 answers
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  • What does ‘as’ mean in these sentences?
    • As they live near us, we see them quite often.
      • because
      • at the same time as

    • Jill slipped as she was getting off the bus.
      • because
      • at the same time as

    • As I was tired, I went to bed early.
      • because
      • at the same time as

    • Unfortunately, as I was parking the car, I hit the car behind.
      • because
      • at the same time as

    • As we climbed the hill, we got more and more tired.
      • because
      • at the same time as

    • We decided to go out to cat as we had no food at home.
      • because
      • at the same time as

    • As we don’t use the car very often, we’ve decided to sell it.
      • because
      • at the same time as

  • (Section A) join a sentence from List A with one from List B. Begin each sentence with ‘As’.

    List A
    1.       yesterday was a public holiday
    2.       it was a nice day
    3.       we didn’t want to wake anybody up
    4.       the door was open
    5.       none of us had a watch

    List B
    1.       I walked in
    2.       we came in very quietly
    3.       all the shops were shut
    4.       we didn’t know what time it was
    5.       we went for a walk by the sea
    • 1.
      2.
      3.
      4.
      5.

    • (Section B) Use ‘as’ to join a sentence from List A with one from List B.

      List A
      1.       we all waved goodbye to Liz
      2.       we all smiled
      3.       I burnt myself
      4.       the crowd cheered
      5.       a dog ran out in front of the car

      List B
      1.       we were driving along the road
      2.       I was taking a hot dish out of the oven
      3.       she drove away in her ear
      4.       we posed for the photograph
      5.       the two teams ran onto the field
      • 1. We all waved goodbye to Liz
        2. We
        3. I burnt
        4. The crowd
        5. A dog

      • Put in ‘as’ or ‘when’. Sometimes you can use either ‘as’ or ‘when’.
        • Angela got married  . . . 
          when
          she was 23.
          • as
          • when

        • My camera was stolen  . . . 
          when
          I was on holiday.
          • as
          • when

        • He dropped the glass  . . . 
          as
          he was taking it out of the cupboard.
          • as
          • when

        •  . . . 
          When
          I left school, I went to work in a shop.
          • As
          • When

        • The train slowed down  . . . 
          as
          it approached the station.
          • as
          • when

        • I used to live near the sea  . . . 
          when
          I was a child.
          • as
          • when

      • Put in ‘as’ or ‘when’. Sometimes you can use either ‘as’ or ‘when’.
        • I saw you  . . . 
          as
          you were getting into your car.
          • as
          • when

        • It began to rain just  . . . 
          as
          we started playing tennis.
          • as
          • when

        •  . . . 
          As
          I didn’t have enough money for a taxi, I had to walk home.
          • As
          • When

        • Just  . . . 
          as
          I took the photograph, somebody walked in front of the camera.
          • As
          • When

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