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    Post Because/since/as

    Mother did not bake cookies __________________.
    a) Since she was late for an appointment
    b) Because she was late for an appointment
    c) As she was late for an appointment

    Rita quit her job __________________.
    a) Since her boss was nasty.
    b) Because her boss was nasty.
    c) Due to the fact that her boss was mean.
    d) For her boss was mean.

    __________________, his words had little effect on her.
    a) Since she already knew the truth
    b) Because she already knew the truth
    c) For she already knew the truth
    d) Due to the fact that she already knew the truth


    Some correct answers, please please please! Our test goes online in two hours, and I am not sure if our answers for these questions are actually, well, correct.


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    Re: Because/since/as

    What do you think the answers are?
    This is not so much a place where we can give you the answers merely so that you pass a test, but help you to understand, if you are not correct in one of your answers, why that is so,

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    Re: Because/since/as

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    What do you think the answers are?
    This is not so much a place where we can give you the answers merely so that you pass a test, but help you to understand, if you are not correct in one of your answers, why that is so,
    :D

    I don't need to pass the test. I create content for pre-recruitment tests in my capacity as a Product Development Executive for a Skills Assessment company in India. I have to upload these questions in some time for candidates to take up my test. I am not too sure about the answers I think are correct, so I require a second opinion.

    I personally think the answers are

    1 -> b/c
    2 -> b
    3 -> a


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    Re: Because/since/as

    Your answers are correct

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    Re: Because/since/as

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Your answers are correct
    Thankee!

    I also want to know whether "since", when used as a conjuntion, appears in the middle of a sentence, and if it is correct to begin a sentence with "because".

    A little more help will be appreciated.

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    Re: Because/since/as

    Since(if means "because"), "as" and "because" are sometime interchangeable.
    However, if a reason clause is put first in writing, "as' or "since" is used rather than "because"[which is seldom in a fronting position as "as" or "since"(but otherwise if "because of" is used]. So, let us see some examples of Collins Cobuild:

    "As the gorilla is so bing and powerful, it has no real enemies. Or,
    It has no real enemies as the gorilla is so bing and powerful.

    Since evaporated milk is about twice the strength of fresh milk, you always dilute it with at least an equal amount of water. Or,
    You always dilute it with at least an equal amount of water since evaporated milk is about twice the strength of fresh milk.

    "Because of the heat, the front door was open."
    The front door was open because of the heat.

    In older English, particularly in stories, "for" is sometimes used instead of "because". For nowadays, it is not recommended.

    BTW, in prescriptive grammar, the use of "due to" in your example is not correct. Maybe, the teachers here could explain to you.
    (Not a teacher)

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    Re: Because/since/as

    Thanks for your post.

    One more question, What about "since' in the middle of the sentence? Ixs the use correct? In that case would answer (a) be wrong in my first example?

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    Re: Because/since/as

    Quote Originally Posted by FirstScript View Post
    Thanks for your post.

    One more question, What about "since' in the middle of the sentence? Ixs the use correct? In that case would answer (a) be wrong in my first example?
    All the answers in the first example are acceptable and all right.
    (Not a teacher)

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