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    having weighed up the pros and cons, I believe (that)...

    Having weighed up the pros and cons, I believe books have depth of information


    Q1) Can 'Having weighed up...' can be rephrased as 'Since I have weighed up...' or 'Since I weighed up...' or something else?


    Q2) Is it more natural to add that between 'believe' and 'books'? If so, is there any reason?

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    Re: having weighed up the pros and cons, I believe (that)...

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    I've never heard "weighed up" before. I'd eliminate "up" altogether.
    Both with and without "that" are perfectly fine in the second sentence.

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    Re: having weighed up the pros and cons, I believe (that)...

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    I've never heard "weighed up" before. I'd eliminate "up" altogether.
    Both with and without "that" are perfectly fine in the second sentence.
    "Weighed up" is normal in AusE, and more common than "weighed" in this context.

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    Re: having weighed up the pros and cons, I believe (that)...

    Quote Originally Posted by moon7296 View Post
    Having weighed up the pros and cons, I believe books have depth of information


    Q1) Can 'Having weighed up...' can be rephrased as 'Since I have weighed up...' or 'Since I weighed up...' or something else?


    Q2) Is it more natural to add that between 'believe' and 'books'? If so, is there any reason?
    Having weighed up the pros and cons of what? Is your example supposed to be a full sentence? (There's no full stop). If it is, it doesn't make much sense.

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    Re: having weighed up the pros and cons, I believe (that)...

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    You'll have to forgive me, Raymott. I'm not very familiar with AusE.

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    Re: having weighed up the pros and cons, I believe (that)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Weighed up" is normal in AusE, and more common than "weighed" in this context.
    It is in BrE, too.

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