duminică, 13 aprilie 2014

Reason clauses

Reason clauses
In your written and spoken assignments you will often need to answer the question ‘Why?’. When you want to explain why something happens, you can use a reason clause introduced by the conjunctions because, as or since.
  • As she wanted to practise her spoken English, Carrie regularly took part in the ELC’s Big Mouth Corner.
  • Mark joined the English Drama Club because he wanted to improve his intonation.
Don’t use so in sentences beginning with since, as or because. Here is a common mistake:
  • Since he was interested in movies, so David joined the PolyU International Film Society.
You can also use the prepositional phrases because of and on account of to express reason.
  • We were unable to carry out the experiment on account of a malfunction in the computer.
  • We were unable to carry out the experiment because the computer malfunctioned.

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