Student or Learner
any difference between in that and because in my sentence?
can I always replace because by in that?
Rise in interest rate can cause Japan's economy to slowdown, in that/because it makes borrowing and investment more expensive and discourages people to "borrow and buy".
Did you read this: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...tml#post782401 ? - I'm thinking particularly ofThe example might have been 'We are colleagues, in that we work for the same company. But that company has more than 100,000 employees; we don't even work in the same continent.' 'In that' doesn't mean 'because', though it is related in a way suggested by this example:'Inasmuch as' is closer in meaning to 'to the extent that' or 'in that' than it is to 'because'. 'We are colleagues, inasmuch as we work for the same company. But that company has more than 100,000 employees; we don't even work in the same continent.'
'Because we work for the same company, we could be said to be colleagues'.
Last edited by BobK; 08-Aug-2011 at 11:30. Reason: Tweak format