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    since I'm not an expert

    Which of these sentences are correct and which would you favor?

    You better don't rely on me...

    1 ...for I'm not an expert.
    2 ...for me not being an expert.
    3 ...due to me not being an expert.
    4 ...due to the fact that I'm not an expert.
    5 ...since I'm not an expert.
    6 ...hence I'm not an expert.
    7 ...forwhy I'm not an expert.
    8 ...inasmuch as I'm not an expert.
    9 ...as I'm not an expert.
    10 ...seeing as/that I'm not an expert.
    11 ...whereas I'm not an expert.

    I'm aware that most people would probably use "because" but I'm trying to find alternatives.

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    Re: since I'm not an expert

    Until the first half of the sentence is grammatically correct, there is no point picking a second half.

    "You better don't rely on me ..." is wrong. Try rewriting it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: since I'm not an expert

    Maybe "You better don't take my advice for granted..."?

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    Re: since I'm not an expert

    No.

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    Re: since I'm not an expert

    Here's a clue. The third word is wrong. You need a different word there. (Some people will also say that the first word should be "You'd" but the version with "You" is commonly heard.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: since I'm not an expert

    2 ...for me not being an expert.

    Teacher,
    I don't understand what is the meaning of underlined in red.

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    Re: since I'm not an expert

    Polyester, this is AirbusA321's question.

    Please wait until it has been dealt with before asking supplementary questions.

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    Re: since I'm not an expert

    Google says that "You better don't" is considered poor style in most variants of English and should be shortened to "You better not". ("You better don't" would sound more logical to me but that's just my petty personal opinion as a non-native English speaker.)

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    Re: since I'm not an expert

    You('d) better not sounds better to my BrE ear, and I would make sure to use had in most contexts. Logic doesn't hold much sway with grammatical questions of right and wrong, I'm afraid.

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    Re: since I'm not an expert

    Quote Originally Posted by AirbusA321 View Post
    Google says that "You better don't" is considered poor style in most variants of English ....
    It's not just poor style. It's incorrect and unnatural.
    I am not a teacher.

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