19.11.6 como as

Como is like conforme a conjunction and an adverb. This is true als well for the English as.

as conjunction
As I was leaving, the phone rang.
as a preposition
Thick as a brick.

como as conjunction
Como combinamos, a festa encerrará antes da meia noite.
As agreed the party finishes at midnight.
Como o frio era grande, aproximaram-se da lareira.
As it was cold, they approached to the chimney.
Ele dorme como um urso.
He sleeps like a bear.

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