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Offline Takashi

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« on: March 03, 2016, 02:58:21 pm »
I'd appreciate it if you could help me with the underlined part.
   
    The beach was crowded as it usually was at this time of the year.

I think the underlined part is "as it was usually crowded at this time of the year, " but the conjunction "as" has several meanings.
Could you tell me if this "as" means "in the same way"?

Could you also tell me whether "as it was usually crowded at this time of the year" or "as it usually was crowded at this time of the year" sounds better, if "crowded" is inserted?

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Re: as
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 04:10:08 pm »
as = in the same way.
You do not need to repeat crowded. It makes the sentence ugly and is unnecessary.
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Re: as
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 04:47:42 pm »
Thank you very much, Mr Baker!
The meaning is clear now.

Takashi