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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 month ago

Did I word this correctly (inasmuch)?

So I want my essay to look professional. Did I use inasmuch correctly? I really want to use the word. 

Satellites have been vital to everyday life inasmuch as their introduction in 1957.

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Dont judge me lol im a freshmen who loves writing

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Do you mean "since"? If so, that's what you should write. Inasmuch as does not mean "since", but is more like saying due to, as a result of, or similar expressions.

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  • 1 month ago

    No, and not judging.  "Inasmuch as" is generally used to introduce a specific fact or condition that causes a limitation of some sort to the larger idea under discussion.

    It is variant of "given that" or "whereas".

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  • 1 month ago

    It is not used correctly.  Even it were, it would be unnecessary and somewhat redundant; the best writing is always clear, concise, and to the point.

    You're looking for the word 'since,' and 'inasmuch' does not mean 'since.'   Here is a rewrite, using your original sentence: 'Satellites have been vital to everyday life since their introduction in 1957.'  

    Better rewrite:  'Since their introduction in 1957, satellites have been vital to everyday life.'

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Just change it to ever since their introduction.

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  • 1 month ago

    No. You mean to say ... ever since their introduction in 1957.

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  • 1 month ago

    No. You're looking for a time connector. "Inasmuch" is a cause and effect connector. 

    Satellites have been vital to everyday life inasmuch as they control our communications, entertainment, and business transaction.

    Satellites have been vital to everyday life since their introduction in 1957. 

    • blank
      Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      Perfect answer.

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  • 1 month ago

    it sounds okay to me

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  • Brian
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Looks good to me.

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