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    as vs because

    1) I have stopped for some time as I ran out of budget

    2) I have stopped for some time because I ran out of budget

    Which one is correct? Which one is better?

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    Re: as vs because

    Neither. Use either "funds" or "money" for "budget". One can exceed one's budget, but one cannot run out of one's budget.

    You can use either "as" or "because".

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    Re: as vs because

    Is it right to say "I will buy it once I have the budget."

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    #4

    Re: as vs because

    Possibly, but why are you hung up on the word "budget"

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    Re: as vs because

    Just trying to understand how to use the word budget correctly. There are many sentences that says "I have the budget"

    Is "I will buy it once I have the funds/money." better/more correct than "I will buy it once I have the budget."?

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    Re: as vs because

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post

    Is "I will buy it once I have the funds/money." better/more correct than "I will buy it once I have the budget"?
    Yes, it is.

    Or 'I'll buy it once I can afford it'.

    The word 'budget' has more to do with managing money than being a simple replacement for the word 'money'.

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