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    #1

    Given

    I read the news on CNN.com I confused about past participle in this cause And given is passive voice right. Could someone explain me Who or thing in this cause is Subect and object.

    "We are talking about potentially $2 billion a year being yielded from this world class asset. And given that that is roughly the revenue of Uganda today, that could have significant potential."

    And how about Given name that is frist name Why do we use given.

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    Re: Given

    '...given that' is a fixed expression meaning 'as it is acknowledged/agreed that'.

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    Re: Given

    And 'Given name' is preferred by many people to 'first name' (or worse still 'Christian Name'), because it's specific to culture. (You live close enough to China to know that )

    This issue arose when e-mail standards were being discussed in the 1970 and '80s. The dominant standard (based on the RFC documents) used 'First Name' and the X.400 standards (better, but overwhelmed by considerations of cost and expediency [as so often]) used 'Given Name'.

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