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Subject:Because v As From:Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL> Date:Fri, 23 Dec 1994 07:58:20 MST
> Gwen Gall <ggall -at- CA -dot- ORACLE -dot- COM> wrote:
> And would anyone care to throw in the use of "as" as synonymous with
> "because"? I have heard virulent opponents of this use, but it sound perfectly
> right to me. Is there a rule I don't know about?
> As in:
> "As we have not yet implemented the code, we cannot confirm your bug
One of my reference books says this about using "as":
"The best writing avoids *as* in the sense of 'because' to
prevent the reader from stumbling, for example, in the sentence
'He couldn't hear the ambulance siren as he was listening to the
car radio.' The *as* phrase could mean 'because' he was
listening or 'during the time' he was listening, depending on
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