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    Post 'because, as' usage

    Dear teachers

    Are these sentences grammatically right?

    He was elected president because, as the secretary said, he proved to be more than qualified to run the company.
    The value of $ 40,000 was chosen because, as the data suggest, that is the ammount of money that makes people change their minds.
    The temperature of 71 F was chosen because, as our mother advised, that is the best temperature to keep the house comfy.


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    Default Re: 'because, as' usage

    Grammatically yes; the spelling of 'amount' could be improved though and the logic of the first one is a bit questionable.

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    Default Re: 'because, as' usage

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    the logic of the first one is a bit questionable.
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    How so?

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    Default Re: 'because, as' usage

    He was elected president because, as the secretary said, he proved to be more than qualified to run the company.
    Two problems:
    • I'm not sure many elections depend on just qualification to run something (but on first reading I mistakenly assumed it was a presidential election (a national one)
    • The verb 'proved' makes the logic very iffy. Was he or wasn't he? And if he proved later to be best qualified (when? After the election?), what did his actual ability have to do with the fact that he was elected?


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    Default Re: 'because, as' usage

    A new way to look at it. Thank you.

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