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    as - meaning

    As John didn't come to work yesterday, he was probably ill.

    May I know the meaning of 'as' above?

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    Re: as - meaning

    ----- Not an ESL teacher -----

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    As John didn't come to work yesterday, he was probably ill.

    May I know the meaning of 'as' above?

    "Since" or "considering that"

    Since John didn't come to work yesterday, he was probably ill.

    Considering that John didn't come to work yesterday, he was probably ill.

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