What’s the difference between “so” and “because”?
Use BECAUSE to express a reason:
He is the best student because he studies a lot.
(result) <———- (reason)
- I didn’t go to class because I was sick.
- We arrived early today because we have a meeting at 7:00 AM.
- She got presents because it was her birthday.
Use SO to express a result:
He studies a lot, so he is the best student.
(reason) ——–> (result)
- Jane didn’t like the movie, so she turned off the TV.
- Yesterday was a holiday, so the school was closed.
- I lost my car keys, so I took a taxi.