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  1. retro's Avatar
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    • Join Date: Sep 2006
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    #1

    as, because, since

    1. As his old Buick kept breaking down he bought a new car.
    2. Since his old Buick kept breaking down he bought a new car.
    3. Because his old Buick kept breaking down he bought a new car.

    My question is which of the above sentences is used more commonly. Is 'as' used in formal or is it literary. To me #2, and #3 sound more natural.

    Thank you!

  2. Philly's Avatar

    • Join Date: Jun 2006
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    #2

    Re: as, because, since

    Hi Retro

    I also prefer 2 and 3.
    To my American ear 'as' sounds odd in the sentence. The word 'as' is more likely to be used in BE with this meaning.

    Perhaps some British ears will give you some input, too.

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