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Use of ‘so’ / ‘because’

'so' 'because'

So and because are commonly used conjunctions in English. They are used for a particular reasons and in a particular situations. So is a coordinating conjunction. It shows the effect/result/purpose. Because is a subordinating conjunction. It shows the cause/reason. Both are used at the middle, to join two different sentences systematically.

     It was raining heavily so we didn’t go out.
      We didn’t go out because it was raining heavily.

So


So
indicates the effect/result/purpose of action


John was ill so he couldn’t attend the meeting.

We have holidays for two weeks so we planed to visit India.
I studied hard so I passed the exam with good marks.

Because


Because
indicates the cause/reason of action

Clara was very happy because she had won the prize.
My father scolded me because I was late.
He can’t talk well because he is frightened.

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TENSES
DIRECT-INDIRECT SPEECH
MODAL AUXILIARIES
‘SO…THAT’ / ‘TOO…TO’
EXCLAMATORY / ASSERTIVE

‘TOO’ / ‘ENOUGH’
UNLESS / IF…NOT
AS SOON AS / NO SOONER…THAN
QUESTION TAG
Types of NOUNS
Types of PRONOUNS
Types of ADJECTIVES
Types OF VERBS

In spite of / Despite

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