# grammar

In the sentence, "He is as sly as a fox", what part of speech is "as"? Is "as sly as a fox" an adjective? Is "sly" the object of a preposition? I am so confused. Thank you!

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1. The word "as" is a conjunction in this sentence; in fact, the two together are being used as correlative conjunctions. See the first example under conj. below:

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2. The word "sly" is an adjective. The word "fox" is a noun. Taken all together, it's a simile.

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