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    given that vs much as

    ---- the road conditions were rather bad, we did not reach the town so late.

    a) whereas
    b) as
    c) now that
    d) much as
    e) given that

    Which choice would you go for, D or E? Due to RATHER, I felt there would be something weird with MUCH AS, whereas GIVEN THAT doesn't look so inappropriate considerind its meaning of "considering" . :)

    Thank you very much in advance.
    Last edited by mehmetmamger; 17-Jan-2007 at 13:41.

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    #2

    Re: given that vs much as

    Neither. B.

    b

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    Re: given that vs much as

    But I couldn't see any clear cause and effect relationship in this sentence.

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    Re: given that vs much as

    Quote Originally Posted by mehmetmamger View Post
    But I couldn't see any clear cause and effect relationship in this sentence.
    The cause is the relatively good driving conditions; the effect is that they didn't arrive too late.

    b

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    Re: given that vs much as

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    The cause is the relatively good driving conditions; the effect is that they didn't arrive too late.

    b
    Actually, the driving conditions were bad. That is the problem I have with "as". One would expect someone to arrive late with bad driving conditions. That they didn't arrive "too late" sounds as if it were unexpected. I think I would choose "given that" to begin that sentence.

    The problem with this question is the vagueness of the language. What exactly is "rather bad" or "not too late"?

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    Re: given that vs much as

    I withdraw my B; I misread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I withdraw my B; I misread.
    It happens to everyone.

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    Thank you very much for your answers. They helped very much. :)

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    #9

    Re: given that vs much as

    Quote Originally Posted by mehmetmamger View Post
    Thank you very much for your answers. They helped very much. :)
    You're welcome.

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