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    "once that"

    And once that weapon discharges, it's all over.

    Once that's announced, it'll add to the company, and you'll probably see - maybe, or whatever.

    All the other stuff about high fiber and its impact on the G.I. tract was known long ago, and that was why a lot of people ate oat bran before. But once that particular point about lowering the cholesterol level was made, that's when sales went right through the roof.

    This is the first step in a long journey. Once that happens, I think the American people will, frankly, be relieved to have the Iranian question behind us, and I don't think that they hold grudges for that long.


    hi,
    I found these texts on BMC/CAE and I wonder if I can interpret the expression "once that" as "in consequence of"/"because of"/"after", please.
    Thanks.


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    Re: "once that"

    Once: it's meaning is a combination of '...as soon as..., from the moment that...', and 'after'.
    So,
    Once that particular point about lowering the cholesterol level was made, that's when sales went right through the roof.

    After/from that moment when they made the announcement about cholesterol...

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    Re: "once that"

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Once: it's meaning is a combination of '...as soon as..., from the moment that...', and 'after'.
    So,
    Once that particular point about lowering the cholesterol level was made, that's when sales went right through the roof.

    After/from that moment when they made the announcement about cholesterol...

    hi,
    is the following sentence correct, please?
    I'm not visiting Toronto this week, once that you're not in the city now and seeing you was the main reason for my trip.
    thanks.

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    Re: "once that"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,
    is the following sentence correct, please?
    I'm not visiting Toronto this week, once that you're not in the city now and seeing you was the main reason for my trip.
    thanks.
    Hi,
    No, you can't use once that here, you could use since, as or because.

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    Re: "once that"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Hi,
    No, you can't use once that here, you could use since, as or because.
    "Once that happens, I think the American people will, frankly, be relieved to have the Iranian question behind us, and I don't think that they hold grudges for that long."

    "once that [I lerned that] you were not in the city, I decided not to visit Toronto at that time because seeing you was the main reason for my trip."

    Hi there,
    I am still in doubt about how to use "once that", please. I just can't see much of a difference between it and "since".
    Above, the first sentence was obtained from Cae/Bmc while the second one is mine.
    In the seconde sentence, I tryed to use the same format of the first one in order to employ "once that" and I wonder if it sounds ok, please.
    Thanks.


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    Re: "once that"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    "Once that happens, I think the American people will, frankly, be relieved to have the Iranian question behind us, and I don't think that they hold grudges for that long."

    This usage is referring back to something previously cited.

    "Once that [I learned that] you were not in the city, I decided not to visit Toronto at that time because seeing you was the main reason for my trip."

    This usage means "when" with the additional context that it was the specific point at which you have decided not to do something.


    Hi there,
    I am still in doubt about how to use "once that", please. I just can't see much of a difference between it and "since".
    Above, the first sentence was obtained from Cae/Bmc while the second one is mine.
    In the seconde sentence, I tryed to use the same format of the first one in order to employ "once that" and I wonder if it sounds ok, please.
    Thanks.
    Your usage is fine, but has a different meaning!

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    Re: "once that"

    "Once that happens" defines a point in time. Let me think of an example.

    "Once the seal is broken, there is no turning back".
    It may happen or not, but IF it happens, there will be consequences.

    If you are giving an explanation, you should use since/because/as instead.
    "Since the seal is broken I know it has been used"
    You don't want that item and you are giving a reason why.

    I hope it helps.

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