Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Singapore
      • Current Location:
      • Singapore

    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 467
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    As or because

    1. We no longer need this table as we have some changes to our design.

    2. We no longer need this table because we have some changes to our design.

    Which one is correct? Which is better?

  1. Route21's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Thailand

    • Join Date: Nov 2010
    • Posts: 938
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: As or because

    'As an NES but not a teacher:

    Both would sound OK to me, but I would probably use "as", as it's a shorter word under the KISS (keep it short & simple) principle.

    Hope this helps
    R21

  2. Grumpy's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 972
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: As or because

    Both are correct. I would use "because", and I would place a comma after "table".

    There are several words and expressions which are commonly used as synonyms for "because", including "as", "since", "due to", "owing to the fact that" etc etc. Keep it straightforward: use "because".

    PS. Just seen R21's answer. Just goes to prove that both are correct, and it's all down to personal taste.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •