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    Arrow Being that (?)

    Hello people!

    I'm here again...!

    I desperetaly need your help.

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    Our fleet consists of 112 aircrafts and, from May on, we’re intending to put 02 EFB units in 108 of them, being that our original planning is to install it in 04 aircrafts per month.

    Is this sentence correct? Does "being that" make sense in English? I didn't find a right expression to put here.


    Thanks!

    Falcon

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    Re: Being that (?)

    "[it] being [the case] that". It's quite a common - but to my mind unnecessary and unhelpful - abbreviation. I magine it's formed by (false) analogy with the perfectly grammatical 'seeing that'; possibly it's also a case of grammar getting derailed:

    Being, as I am, the oldest, I should go first.
    =>
    Being that I'm the oldest...

    But's what's wrong with 'since, or 'as' or 'because' + a finite verb?

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    Re: Being that (?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Hello people!

    I'm here again...!

    I desperetaly need your help.

    Look at the sentence below:



    Our fleet consists of 112 aircrafts and, from May on, we’re intending to put 02 EFB units in 108 of them, being that our original planning is to install it in 04 aircrafts per month.

    Is this sentence correct? Does "being that" make sense in English? I didn't find a right expression to put here.


    Thanks!

    Falcon
    'being that' is used to mean 'because'. Some people do not like it.
    being, being as, being as how, being that. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993

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    Re: Being that (?)

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    'being that' is used to mean 'because'. Some people do not like it.
    being, being as, being as how, being that. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
    Perhaps you detected my feelings on this point.

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    Re: Being that (?)

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Perhaps you detected my feelings on this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    "[it] being [the case] that". It's quite a common - but to my mind unnecessary and unhelpful - abbreviation. I magine it's formed by (false) analogy with the perfectly grammatical 'seeing that'; possibly it's also a case of grammar getting derailed:

    Being, as I am, the oldest, I should go first.
    =>
    Being that I'm the oldest...

    But's what's wrong with 'since, or 'as' or 'because' + a finite verb?

    b

    So, can I use "as" or "since", instead?


    ...of them, (since)(as) our original planning is to install it in 04 aircrafts per month.

    I had no idea that "being that" has the same meaning of "because", in this case.

    Thank you all for helping me!

    Falcon

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    Re: Being that (?)

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    'being that' is used to mean 'because'. Some people do not like it.
    being, being as, being as how, being that. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
    All of those "beings" have the same meaning?

    Thanks

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    Re: Being that (?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post

    So, can I use "as" or "since", instead?


    ...of them, (since)(as) our original planning is to install it in 04 aircrafts per month.

    I had no idea that "being that" has the same meaning of "because", in this case.

    Thank you all for helping me!

    Falcon
    'since our original planning is to...' is OK, but too abstract to my taste. I'd say 'since we [had if appropriate] originally planned...' or 'since our original plan was[/had been if appropriate] to...'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    All of those "beings" have the same meaning?

    Thanks
    They can have.

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