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    conjunction 'Given that ' usage.

    Dear Teachers,

    I am new to this forum and I promise I will ask you as many questions as I can on the grammar to make my doubts clear. I request you to please cooperate with me .

    My query: why we use 'given that"


    Given that he was sick, he attended his school.

    He received the award, given that he did not deserve it.

    other queries are as follows:

    Are the written sentences correct?
    Do we only use given that only with past?

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    Re: conjunction 'Given that ' usage.

    None of your examples of "given that" is natural or correct.

    "Given that" comes from the language of logic and mathematics.

    "Given that" is always followed by an assertion of fact or a logical proposition, and it means that for purposes of the current discussion that assertion is indisputable.

    We may well be able to help you better if you tell the truth about your native language.
    Last edited by probus; 01-Jan-2014 at 06:15.

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    Re: conjunction 'Given that ' usage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Livon4090 View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    I am new to this forum and I promise I will ask you as many questions as I can on the grammar to make my doubts clear. I request you to please cooperate with me .

    My query: why we use 'given that"


    Given that he was sick, he attended his school.

    He received the award, given that he did not deserve it.

    other queries are as follows:

    Are the written sentences correct?
    Do we only use given that only with past?
    Please give correct information in your profile.

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    #4

    Re: conjunction 'Given that ' usage.

    "Given that he was sick, his teacher let him get out of school earlier."
    Is it correct?

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    Re: conjunction 'Given that ' usage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Livon4090 View Post
    I request you to please cooperate with me.
    Why should we when you have given untrue information in your profile?

    Cooperation works both ways.

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    Re: conjunction 'Given that ' usage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    "Given that he was sick, his teacher let him get out of school earlier."
    Is it correct?
    For me, "get out of school earlier" is not natural. I would say: "Given that he was sick, his teacher let him go home (from school) early."

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    Re: conjunction 'Given that ' usage.

    DEAR FRIENDS,

    I still have not got the correct answer that why and when we use "given that" ?

    Could someone please provide some lucid examples for that and with some explanations ,too.

    I would very grateful to you .

    Best wishes ,

    Livon

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    Re: conjunction 'Given that ' usage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Livon4090 View Post
    DEAR FRIENDS,

    I still have not got the correct answer that why and when we use "given that" ?

    Could someone please provide some lucid examples for that and with some explanations ,too.

    I would very grateful to you .

    Best wishes ,

    Livon
    Probus gave you the correct information in Post#2. Did you not understand it?

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    #9

    Re: conjunction 'Given that ' usage.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Probus gave you the correct information in Post#2. Did you not understand it?
    Although Probus provided me the answer , I really require how it (given that) can be used in sentences. I actually need some lucid examples with explanations so that my doubts would be clarified and I can have the knowledge to use 'given that ' in constructing sentences

    Please understand my point and try to illustrate it for me .

    Best wishes,
    Livon


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    Re: conjunction 'Given that ' usage.

    See given - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    MikeNewYork's reply in Post#6 can serve as an example too.

    Not a teacher.

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