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    Does "in that" mean "because"?

    And "and that" refers to "and in that"(and because)?


    4.1 3 Reciprocal pronouns
    As with reflexive pronouns, the reciprocal pronouns each other and one another
    mark identity with the referent of a preceding noun phrase within the same
    clause, usually in subject position. They differ from reflexive pronouns in that the
    reference is to more than one entity and that there is a mutual relationship
    between the entities: X and Y like each other means that X likes Y and Y likes X.

    I don't think you like each other very much. (co~v)
    We always speak French to each other. (co~v)
    It is only by teaching respect for one another that different races can live
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    Re: Does "in that" mean "because"?


    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Does "in that" mean "because"?
    Yes. "In that" is more formal than "because". Here's what "in that" means:

    27 in that used after a statement to begin to explain in what way it is true : I’ve been lucky in that I have never had to worry about money.
    Source: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    And "and that" refers to "and in that"(and because)?
    Yes, there two reasons given for why reciprocal pronouns differ from reflexive pronouns.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 20-Jun-2012 at 14:43.

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