As with?

Posted by GPP on July 26, 2003

In Reply to: As with? posted by ESC on July 12, 2003

: : _ with hurricanes and tornadoes, thunderstorms are formed when a warm air mass meets with a cold air mass. (the answer is "as")

: : I saw this sentence in an English cloze test. I'm confused by "As with" here, what does it mean? I've never seen as and with can be put together to form a phrase! Other examples?

: It's like: Along with hurricanes and tornadoes, thunderstorms...

What's a 'cloze' test?