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In this sentence, 'as' means 'like', 'when' or 'because'? Thanks!

I took the tablets exactly as the doctor had told me to and soon I felt better.

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    One of two: either 'like' or 'when'. Each of them could be right depending on the context

    I took the tablets exactly IN THE WAY IN WHICH the doctor told me. (That is, for example, he told me to take three tablets each day with a glass of orange juice.)

    So I think that "like" would be the closest answer. Some people do say "I took the tablets exactly LIKE the doctor told me," but that is not considered correct by many people.

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