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    #1

    step up a gear or move up

    "Since I want to be done writing a report by 6 p.m, I'm going to have to step up a gear." Is it used correctly? Which is more often used "since" or "because"?


    Would it be natural if I restructured the sentence?

    "I'm going to have to step up a gear since I want to be done writing a report by 6 p.m."?

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    #2

    Re: step up a gear or move up

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Since I want to be done writing a report by 6 p.m, I'm going to have to step up a gear." Is it used correctly? Which is more often used "since" or "because"?


    Would it be natural if I restructured the sentence?

    "I'm going to have to step up a gear since I want to be done writing a report by 6 p.m."?
    "Step up a gear" is fine. I wouldn't use "done" though.

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    Re: step up a gear or move up

    "Shift up a gear" is good too.

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