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    #1

    Providing / Considering

    Is there any difference between providing and considering? And when is "that" omitted?

    For example:
    -I will cook providing I have the time
    -I will cook providing that I have the time
    -I will cook considering I have the time
    -I will cook considering that I have the time

    Which are correct and why?
    Thank you for your time in advance.

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    Re: Providing / Considering

    Providing (that) states a condition that needs to be fulfilled.
    Considering (that)notes a state that exists.

    The versions without that​ are less formal.

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    Re: Providing / Considering

    You may also encounter "seeing" instead of "considering" in such sentences.
    I'll cook, seeing I have the time.

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    Re: Providing / Considering

    In BrE, that would be "seeing as​ I have the time".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Providing / Considering

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In BrE, that would be "seeing as​ I have the time".
    That's how I'd say it in AmE, too.
    I am not a teacher.

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