Expressions with A

Here are some common idiomatic expressions beginning with letter A. Each expression is followed by its meaning and example sentences.

As for

As for means ‘with regard to’ or ‘concerning’.

  • As for James, I don’t care if I never see him again.

As if

The expression as if is used to say what a situation seems like.

  • The juice tastes as if it is made with unripe tomatoes.
  • It seemed as if the whole world was spinning.

Note that a past tense after as if indicates that the comparison is unreal.

As long as

As long as means on condition that or provided that.

  • You can stay in my apartment as long as you do not create any problems for me.

As soon as

As soon as means immediately after something.

  • He rushed home as soon as he received the call.

As to

As to means with regard to.

  • As to your order, we will ship it tomorrow.

As well

As well means also or in addition to.

  • She can sing well; she can play the piano as well.

As well as

As well as means in addition to.

  • Please bring pencils as well as a writing pad.