Because

Because


Because is a sub-ordinating conjunction that links the main clause to another, which is dependent on it for its full meaning. The word because is used to give

the reason for an action or situation.

E.g.

I met the Deputy Director because the Director was not available.

Or, He will definitely scold me for the stupid mistake I made because he is my brother.

Test your understanding - Choose the correct sentence from the pair of sentences given below

1.
a.He was able to reach the top shelf because he was taller than her.

b.He was able to reach the top shelf that he was taller than her.

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ANSWER: a.He was able to reach the top shelf because he was taller than her.



2.
a. He arrived at the mall after I reached because he was walking slow.

b. He arrived at the mall after I reached because he was walking slowly.

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ANSWER: b. He arrived at the mall after I reached because he was walking slowly.



3.
a. The band was playing when they walked into the departure lounge because the group wanted to give them a welcoming surprise.

b. The band played when they walking into the departure lounge because the group wanted to give them a welcoming surprise.

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ANSWER: a. The band was playing when they walked into the departure lounge because the group wanted to give them a welcoming surprise.



4.
a. Water gratifies thirst more than coffee because it is natural.

b. Water gratifies thirst more than coffee because it is naturally.

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ANSWER: a. Water gratifies thirst more than coffee because it is natural.



5.
a. I am good at playing basketball because I was tall and had the agility.

b. I am good at playing basketball because I am tall and have the agility.

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ANSWER: b. I am good at playing basketball because I am tall and have the agility.


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