(sentence), given (something)

The phrase "___, given ___" is pretty complicated! It's used to introduce an idea that provides a reason for part of your sentence:

Here's an example:

It's surprisingly fast, given how big it is.

In this example, "given how big it is" explains why it's surprising for it to be fast.

And here's another example:

We probably shouldn't invite both of them at the same time, given their romantic history.

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