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¿Qué significa la frase Puesto que en la siguiente oración?

Puesto que los estudiantes han estado construyendo gráficas desde el preescolar, ellos rápidamente responden “¡hacer una gráfica!”


What does the phrase Puesto que mean in the following sentence?

Puesto que los estudiantes han estado construyendo gráficas desde el preescolar, ellos rápidamente responden “¡hacer una gráfica!”

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It means "since". Puesto is the past from poner, which in this context may be taken as a synonim to given. So puesto que is given that.

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Puesto que is one of the many words used to connect case and effect Puesto que + cause + (and usually a coma) + effect. Words like Debido a que, puesto que, a causa que, ahora que, gracias a, por culpa de, porque, ya que, pues this are some spanish words and their version in English (not exactly the sames but just to make you an idea) would be these because of, caused by, cause of, reason for, attributed to, on account of, owing to, given that, because. I think both languages use it on similar contexts. –  AlexBcn Sep 17 '13 at 12:38

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