previous next

CONJUNCTIONS. As a conjunctional suffix

As, like "that" (see 287), is used as a conjunctional suffix: sometimes being superfluously added to words that are already conjunctions. In the case of "when as," "where as," it may be explained from a desire to give a relative meaning to words interrogative by nature:

“(I am) one that was a woeful looker-on
When as the noble duke of York was slain.

; i. 2. 75. So


, for "where."

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: