What is the role of “as” in the following sentences / paragraphs?
What is the role of “as” in the following sentences / paragraphs? This question is on different uses of “as”.
1) Jane covered her mouth as she laughed to prevent anyone hearing her.
2) When she was young, she has always hidden herself in this arbor, away from the praying eyes of her sisters and brothers. Surprisingly, it was never found by any of them and as she grew up she spent a lot of hours hidden there.
Thanks in advance!