Grammar Point Summary

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【因为...所以 since...so】

【因为...所以】This pair of phrase is often used to explain reason and result or cause and effect, just like "since... so..." in English. Sometimes, 所以 can be used alone to explain the result, more like "so", "therefore". You can treat this situation as omitting keyward "因为" but with reason still being presented.

(1) ...所以: so, therefore

     爸爸很忙,所以他不在家里吃晚饭了

     Dad is very busy. Therefore he will not eat dinner at home.

     她很漂亮,所以喜欢她的人很多

     She is very beautiful. So there are many people who like her.

     今天是星期日,所以我可以出去玩一玩

     Today is Sunday. So we can go out and have fun.

     他很伤心,所以他喝了点酒

     He is very sad. Therefore, he drank some wine.

(2) 因为...所以: since...so...

     因为想去中国,所以马克在高中学习了中文

     Since he wanted to go to China, so Mark learned Chinese in highschool.

     他说,因为他没有钱,所以他没有女朋友

     He said because he did not have money, so he did not have girlfriend.

     因为你不会跳舞,所以我就找她和我跳舞

     Since you cannot dance, so I find her to dance with me.

     因为高铁快,所以我就不开车去了

     Becasue High Speed Rail is fast, so I will not drive there.