vijayjohn wrote:Osias wrote:Not even "because of, you know, being a bus station."?
In this context, that would make it sound like you were saying the catupiry was a bus station.
What if he had said "because of, you know, it being a bus station"? For me, even though technically the "it" could refer to the catupiry I would assume the referent is the bus station from earlier. Also, Osias, in a very casual or informal sense, I could also see the phrasing "and because, you know, a bus station" working.