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    #1

    in that vs because

    Hi,

    Question1:
    any difference between in that and because in my sentence?
    Question2:
    can I always replace because by in that?

    Setence:
    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".

    thanks

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    Re: in that vs because

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question1:
    any difference between in that and because in my sentence? "in that" is not appropriate.
    Question2:
    can I always replace because by in that? No.

    Sentence:
    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".

    thanks
    There are other problems with your sentence.

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    Re: in that vs because

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    There are other problems with your sentence.
    hi,

    could you please tell me when I can replace because by in that?

    any example?

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    Re: in that vs because

    Did you read this: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...tml#post782401 ? - I'm thinking particularly of
    '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.'
    The 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:
    'Because we work for the same company, we could be said to be colleagues'.

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    Last edited by BobK; 08-Aug-2011 at 11:30. Reason: Tweak format

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