Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sat May 17 01:28:36 UTC 2008

Since there is such a useful word as "because," how did a more involved word "inasmuch" get it's start?  (OED says originally three words)

The reason I asked is my 15 yr old daughter asked me what it meant, and I immediately said "because."  

Both words appear in English ca. 1300.  

Sam Clements

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