Chinese Grammar: Expressing “since...then”
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既然 means “since” and you can add 就 and 那 after it to form the pattern “since then” in Chinese. You can use it to indicate the cause and effect, especially to indicate a certain result. Commonly, it can be both a suggestion and a reference according to the context.
This structure tends more to give someone a suggestion on the basis of the first fact or situation.
This structure can also be used to indicate a certain reference according to the previous fact or situation. You can feel the second is quite logic after knowing the precondition.
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