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What do you use as an alternative for "In light of" in this context?

In light of the recent evidence, the police arrested John Smith.

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    "The police arrested John Smith because of the recent evidence." – TrevorD Aug 20 '13 at 0:34
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    How about "Given"? Given recent evidence, the police . . .. – rhetorician Dec 18 '13 at 15:49
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due to, considering, on account of, or because of would be fine.

I see no problem with the way you have it, unless of course you are looking for variation in your writing.

  • Thanks. It is for paraphrasing a sentence that I read in a research paper. In my case, I would like to use "In light of" but I am afraid it would be considered copying. – att Aug 19 '13 at 19:02
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other variations are

owing to

in view of

  • Please offer more than a one-line answer. We prefer an answer which gives a good explanation or good reasons why it is correct. – MetaEd Aug 19 '13 at 20:39
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    There is a certain jouissance in the play of words that very often defies rational explanation - chill and have fun with words – user49727 Aug 20 '13 at 0:55
  • Wordplay is not discouraged, but definitely plays second fiddle to rational explanations. There's a lot more wordplay in English Language & Usage Chat. Answers should be based primarily on "facts, references, and specific expertise". Also, "links to external resources are encouraged, but please add context around the link so your fellow users will have some idea what it is and why it’s there. Always quote the most relevant part of an important link, in case the target site is unreachable or goes permanently offline". – MetaEd Aug 20 '13 at 16:49
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My suggestion would be:

With this in mind, ...

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    Please offer more than a one-line answer. We prefer an answer which gives a good explanation or good reasons why it is correct. – Roger Sinasohn Jun 6 '17 at 19:31
  • Very good suggestion and yet not the definitive answer this site expects under the category Answer. Usually a tossed-off response goes in a Comment. That is what Sinosohn is remarking on re explanation and reasons. – Yosef Baskin Jun 7 '17 at 3:27

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