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    “Given” vs "in view of" vs "considering"..What's the difference?

    Hi, all:

    I'm a foreigner and I'd love to know the differences between the following phrases:

    Given, considering, in view of (the fact that)..

    Examples:

    The mayher's achievements are amazing considering how poverty-stricken this county used to be.

    The mayher's achievements are amazing in view of the fact that this county used to be poverty-stricken.

    The mayer's achievements are amazing given that this county used to be poverty-stricken.

    Sorry I can't recall how to spell mayor.

    I think these 3 phrases are sort of interchangeable , right?


    Many thanks in advance.

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    The three are generally synonymous. It's mayor.

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    Re: “Given” vs "in view of" vs "considering"..What's the difference?

    Also mayoress (or lady mayor) for women.

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    Re: “Given” vs "in view of" vs "considering"..What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Also mayoress (or lady mayor) for women.
    No, not in this day and age. it would be considered offensive. A mayor if a mayor, even if female.

    The use of special words/endings for females is just about obsolete.

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    Re: “Given” vs "in view of" vs "considering"..What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    No, not in this day and age. it would be considered offensive. A mayor if a mayor, even if female.

    The use of special words/endings for females is just about obsolete.
    They should mention that in dictionaries.

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    Re: “Given” vs "in view of" vs "considering"..What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    They should mention that in dictionaries.
    At least one of them does:
    mayoress - definition of mayoress by Macmillan Dictionary

    But others don't:
    mayoress - WordReference.com Dictionary of English
    Definition of mayoress | Collins English Dictionary
    Mayoress | Define Mayoress at Dictionary.com

    So I guess our experts are up to some debate!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: “Given” vs "in view of" vs "considering"..What's the difference?

    -ess | Define -ess at Dictionary.com

    Dictionary.com does give a link to their usage note on "-ess."

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