29/03/17 As, Because, Since and For

As and since Because For

All four of these words can be used to refer to the reason for something. They are not used in the same way.
  1. as and since
As and since are used when the reason is already known to the listener/reader, or when it is not the most important part of the sentence. As- and since- clauses often come at the beginning of sentences.
  • As it’s raining again, we’ll have to stay at home.
  • Since he had not paid his bill,
    his electricity was cut off.
As- and since- clauses are relatively formal; in an informal style, the same ideas are often expressed with so.
  • It’s raining again, so we’ll have to stay at home.
Tomorrow, we’ll analyze TOMORROW and FOR.
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