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    As the Internet has become

    Does this "as" mean "because=since" or "incremental change meaning of while"?

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    ex)As the Internet has become a main tool of communication and information access, people say that it will replace traditional paper-based books. Because of the introduction of e-books, it is getting easier to read literature through the Internet...

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    Re: As the Internet has become

    It's a pretty confused sentence that seems to want to be a bit of both!
    The writer should probably have gone for "Now that the internet has become etc"
    or stuck with "As" but used a Present Perfect later on "...people have started to say that it will..."

    Either way a Present Perfect is needed somewhere because we are referencing NOW with a change from the PAST.

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    Re: As the Internet has become

    I agree with Martin and a main tool doesn't help much either.

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