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    #1

    being as how

    Can we use "being as how" for because? If yes, where do we put it at the begining or in the middle?


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    Re: being as how

    "Being as how" (with the meaning "since it is the case that", or simply "since") is usually found in informal contexts, especially in spoken English.

    Not all speakers use it; you could call it non-standard. (It might seem old-fashioned, in British English; possibly less so in other dialects.)

    In your example, it's slightly incongruous, since "notify the police" is a fairly formal phrase.

    Either position is possible: it presents the fact that justifies a preceding or following statement.

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    Re: being as how

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    "Being as how" (with the meaning "since it is the case that", or simply "since") is usually found in informal contexts, especially in spoken English.

    Not all speakers use it; you could call it non-standard. (It might seem old-fashioned, in British English; possibly less so in other dialects.)

    In your example, it's slightly incongruous, since "notify the police" is a fairly formal phrase.

    Either position is possible: it presents the fact that justifies a preceding or following statement.

    Best wishes,

    MrP
    "It's too bad we are not going to be seeing a lot of each other, being as how you enrolled in Sate University." OK?

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    Re: being as how

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "It's too bad we are not going to be seeing a lot of each other, being as how you enrolled in Sate University." OK?
    As MrPedantic has already helpfully written:

    "Being as how" (with the meaning "since it is the case that", or simply "since") is usually found in informal contexts, especially in spoken English.

    Not all speakers use it; you could call it non-standard. (It might seem old-fashioned, in British English; possibly less so in other dialects.)

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