I have the following sentence:

Finally, we list some properties regrading to XXX, and(as) those results will be used later.

I want to state:

  1. We next list some properties
  2. those properties will be used later, and this is why we list it here.

So, should I use and or as? or both of them are the same?

  • 1
    Another possibility: put a semicolon after XXX and drop the conjunction altogether. Aug 14, 2015 at 16:25
  • It is unusual way to phrase it, but in this case as = because.
    – InitK
    Aug 14, 2015 at 18:14

1 Answer 1


While both are used, "as" has a stronger connotation of causality. As @InitK's comment points out, "as" is being used to explain why we are listing properties of X.

I would state it as:

We list the Ys of X, as this will be useful later in calculating Z.

Since you're already mentioning that these properties will be used later, I would introduce what their eventual use will be.

Generally, I would avoid using "and" as a conjunction when possible:

I insulted him, and he punched me.

I insulted him, so he punched me.

The former makes the connection between the two event (insulting and punching) weaker. "So" conveys the connection more strongly.

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