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    that/as

    Allow someone to mistreat you, then defend them and take the blame yourself. Example, “Dad is in a bad mood; he yelled at me. It's my fault that/as I asked a stupid question.



    I wonder if which sentence is correct.
    I would like to know the meaning of "that and as" grammatically.
    1. It's my fault that I asked a stupid question.
    2. It's my fault as I asked a stupid question.
    Last edited by wowenglish1; 05-Oct-2010 at 07:41.

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    Re: that/as

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    Allow someone to mistreat you, then defend them and take the blame yourself. Example, “Dad is in a bad mood; he yelled at me. It's my fault that/as I asked a stupid question.



    I wonder if which sentence is correct.
    I would like to know the meaning of "that and as" grammatically.
    1. It's my fault that I asked a stupid question.
    2. It's my fault as I asked a stupid question.
    Both are grammatically correct but 2 is the better explanation for your Dad's bad mood.

    "It's my fault that I asked a stupid question" you are at fault, the result being you asking a stupid question. It is not another person's fault that you asked a stupid question, it is your fault you asked a stupid question. Nobody made you ask a stupid question.

    "It's my fault as I asked a stupid question." you are at fault because you asked a stupid question. From the other information about your Dad, we know the result of your stupid question was your Dad being in a bad mood. It is not another person's fault that your Dad is in a bad mood, it is your fault that your Dad is in a bad mood. Nobody else put your Dad in a bad mood.

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