in light of
In light of the new information, he had to re-think the situation.
In light of the new evidence, the judge dismissed the court case.
In light of the recent thefts, the company is increasing security.
A: Why don't you want to go out dancing?
B: In light of my recent test grade, I'd better stay home and study.
There's a bowling ball in the box. No wonder it's so heavy!
She was sick. No wonder she looked so bad yesterday.
No wonder the TV doesn't work! It's not plugged in.
A: Kristin just got back from her trip to Hawaii.
B: No wonder she's so tan!
Now that she has free time, she can work in her garden.
Now that I have some free time, I plan to do a lot more reading.
He is going to start buying stock now that the market is low.
A: Now that I have been exercising, I feel great!
B: Really? I feel more tired.
up to now
Up to now, I always thought you were a vegetarian!
Up to now, the weather has been very warm for this time of year.
The writer has published five books up to now.
A: I made pigs foot soup! Are you hungry?
B: I was up to now.
Who used up all of the toilet paper?
If you use up the milk, please buy some more.
Who used up all the toothpaste!
A: I use up three tubes of gel every month!
B: Maybe you should get a haircut.