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Which word would be correct in the following sentences and why would it be correct?

1. We were very nervous on Friday (because or on account of) we said that we'd present our report to the class then.

2. (As or Like) I always say, your are what you don't eat.

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    1. We were very nervous on Friday because we had said we would present our report to the class then.

    2. As I always say, you are what you don't eat.
    (I don't understand that one!)

    Sequence of verbs in #1:

    You use "like" to precede a noun, pronoun, or phrase; you use "as" (or "as if" or "as though") to precede a clause. (Clauses have subject and verb.)

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