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When you want to talk about the reason something happens, you can use why or because. Do you know the difference between these two words? Lets have a look at why and because today.
We use because to introduce the reason an action happens. We use because to connect two clauses.
The pattern is [action clause] + because + [reason clause]
- I eat pizza for lunch everyday because I love it!
- I brought an umbrella because it is going to rain this afternoon.
- I need a passport because I am going to travel overseas.
We use why to introduce the action that happens for a certain reason. We use why in the sentence that mentions the action.
The pattern is [reason sentence] + That’s why + [action clause]
- I love pizza! That’s why I eat it for lunch everyday.
- It is going to rain this afternoon. That’s why I brought an umbrella.
- I am going to travel overseas. That’s why I need a passport.
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