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 means ‘with regard to’ or ‘concerning’.
- As for James, I don’t care if I never see him again.
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 means with regard to.
- As to your order, we will ship it tomorrow.
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.