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Which other words can be used in place of "as"?

 

Blue Angels air show San Francisco Oct. 2021

Crowds gathered on San Francisco Bay Area balconies, beaches, boats and piers as they watched the Blue Angels fly over the bay in a spectacular air show celebrating Fleet Week¹.

¹See glossary.

 

Select all the options that can be used.
 

1.

Crowds gathered on San Francisco Bay Area balconies, beaches, boats and piers during the time that they watched the Blue Angels fly over the bay in a spectacular air show celebrating Fleet Week.

2.

Crowds gathered on San Francisco Bay Area balconies, beaches, boats and piers when they watched the Blue Angels fly over the bay in a spectacular air show celebrating Fleet Week.

3.

Crowds gathered on San Francisco Bay Area balconies, beaches, boats and piers meanwhile they watched the Blue Angels fly over the bay in a spectacular air show celebrating Fleet Week.

4.

Crowds gathered on San Francisco Bay Area balconies, beaches, boats and piers while they watched the Blue Angels fly over the bay in a spectacular air show celebrating Fleet Week.

 

GLOSSARY

  • balcony (N) – outside platform, porch, veranda (above 1st floor)
  • Bay Area (N) – local name for the region surrounding San Francisco Bay, California, US
  • Fleet Week – an annual event put on by the US Navy, US Marines and US Coast Guard. People spend the day viewing air shows, watching demonstrations, visiting military ships, and picnicking.
  • interval (N) – the period of time between two events or activities
  • intervene (V) – come between two things
  • pier (N) – a dock that is built out and in a bay, a platform onto which cargo is unloaded from ships
  • restrict (V) – limit, define, narrow, regulate

SOURCES

  • Azar, Betty Schrampfer, and Stacy A. Hagen. Understanding and Using English Grammar. 4th ed., Pearson Education, 2009. Unit 17-2.
  • Huddleston, Rodney D., and Geoffrey K. Pullum. "Kinds of Situations and Aspectuality."  The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Cambridge UP, 2002. 3 §3.2.
  • ———, "Other Relative Words." 12 §3.5.3.
  • ———, "The Form of Temporal Location Expressions." 8 §6.3.
  • Murphy, Raymond. English Grammar in Use. 5th ed., Cambridge UP. 2019. pp. 116, 119.
  • Swan, Michael. Practical English Usage. 3rd ed., Oxford UP, 2005. p. 73

IMAGE

  • "Fleet Week Air Show." By E. Remus. 10 Oct 2021.