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    She hadn't wanted the baby and she resented his coming and, now that the baby was here, it did not seem possible that he was hers, a part of her.

    "now that" here means "since" ? If so, I think it should be replaced by "although" or "though". Right?

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    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    She hadn't wanted the baby and she resented his coming and, now that the baby was here, it did not seem possible that he was hers, a part of her.

    "now that" here means "since" ? If so, I think it should be replaced by "although" or "though". Right?
    It doesn't mean although, or since. It refers to the present. The sentence before it refers to the past, hadn't wanted.

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    Re: Grammar

    now that the baby was here,.........

    Why need "that" here, not just " now the baby was here,......."? Please.

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    ...now (given the fact) that the baby was here ...

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