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hiromichi



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:00 pm    Post subject: usage: because Reply with quote

I wonder " because " blow should be changed into "though " ? In this context " because " seems odd to me.

This doesn’t mean repetitive words are never useful. When used appropriately, they can act as a way to emphasize a point, prevent misunderstanding, or convey a particular style. But there’s a difference between making a choice for stylistic or content reasons and overusing words because you haven’t thought through their meaning. f
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a difference between (a) and (b).

(a) making a choice for stylistic or content reasons

(b) overusing words because you haven't thought through their meanings

"Because" is the appropriate term here because it introduces the reason for overusing words, which is that the hypothetical writer hasn't thought through their meanings.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SimpleEnglishBlogger:
I got it.First I had thought the because clause modifies "making a choice for stylistic or content reasons" .too.
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