So and Because

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.

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