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    as and because; woken and awaken

    Dear teachers,

    No.1

    We passed many willages on the way and stopped once or twice to to buy cold drinks, as it was very hot and dusty.

    My quesiton is: Can I replace 'as' with 'because'?

    No.2
    In the afternoon heat we were woken by a sudden noise.

    I feel a little bit puzzled by the sentence because according to my dictionary, 'awake' means 'LITERARY to stop sleeping or to make someone stop sleeping' or 'to become aware of something or to make someone become aware of something'. However, I came across a sentence like this:

    I was awaken by the scream.

    So my question is: Can I replace 'woken' in this sentence with 'waken' ?


    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: as and because; woken and awaken

    1 Yes
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    #3

    Re: as and because; woken and awaken

    Just to be clear :

    I was awakened by a loud noise

    OR

    I was wakened by a loud noise.

    But not :

    I was waken by a loud noise.

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    #4

    Re: as and because; woken and awaken


    Dear Tdol,
    Thank you very much for your reply. Now I see.

    Have a nice week end.

    Jiang
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    Re: as and because; woken and awaken


    Dear Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Just to be clear :

    I was awakened by a loud noise

    OR

    I was wakened by a loud noise.

    But not :

    I was waken by a loud noise.

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