As (something happens), (something else happens)

Use this kind of grammatical structure to describe two things that happen at the same time. It's most commonly used for two continuing processes that happen together:

As you get older, you learn what your own strengths and limitations are.

"As ___, ___" is good for describing how things work. Here's a technical description of how water boils:

As the temperature of the water rises, some of the water molecules begin to go into a gaseous state.

You can also give formal instructions using "As ____, ____":

As you leave the auditorium, please pick up one of the yellow brochures from the table by the exit.

As you begin your job search, keep in mind that there are a lot of opportunities out there; you don't have to take the first job that you're offered.

This phrase appears in these lessons: