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JLPT N2 Author: dc
Since; Take the opportunity afforded by 〜 to 〜
Since I was moving, I also took the chance to buy new furniture.
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while moving I took the chance to change (LIT buy different) my furniture.
#339 Author: dc

Since I had kids, I took the opportunity to quit smoking
#1144 Author: dc

with this case as a start
#5418 Author: dc

Since I am in Japan, I am studying the traditional art of flower arrangement.
#5718 Author: Archana

My wife's illness brought the family back together.
#6498 Author: rubyhatchet

This introduction sets the stage for the rest of the play.
#6499 Author: rubyhatchet

It's said that World War II began in the wake of that incident.
#6500 Author: rubyhatchet

That was what led him into becoming very consumed with photography.
#6497 Author: rubyhatchet

This made other people involved in the fight start to throw tomatoes at each other.
#6501 Author: rubyhatchet

Many people use the New Year as a trigger to stop smoking.
#6502 Author: rubyhatchet

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