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as it is

This page is about the conversational phrase as it is

Meaning

You can say this instead of "already" when describing the way things are.

For example

  • "Why didn't you take the case?"
    "I've got too much work as it is."

  • "Can I get this new computer game, Dad?"
    "You waste enough time on games as it is, Nico."

Quick Quiz

I said, "We're late as it is." My daughter had said

a. "What time will we get there?"

b. "Can we go to the mall first?"

c. "Why are you going so slow?"

Contributor: Matt Errey