Writing for Business

Oct 22 2008   10:28AM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business — since or because?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

raid.jpg Which is correct?
The project impact analysis found that _______ RAID implementation increased the mean time between failures, there was greater fault tolerance.
a. because
b. since

Answer: a

Although since can be used to mean because, if used in this sentence it would make the meaning less clear. That construction could mean that there was greater fault tolerance in the time elapsing after RAID implementation, without making it clear that the greater fault tolerance was a result of the RAID implementation.

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