So, Since, Because

Oct. 31, 2022


A student living in Italy wanted to know, “When do you use ‘so, because and since’?”

“Because” is the most common and the easiest to use of these three. “Because” means ‘on account of’ or ‘for the reason that’.  “Because” often indicates facts.

For example, I was late because traffic was heavy.

“Since” usage is a tiny bit more difficult. “Since” either talks about time or it gives a reason for something. “Since” can also mean from a particular time in the past until now.

For example, Since traffic was heavy, I was late. I have been here since noon.

“So” is used to say ‘therefore, thus, consequently’. Use ‘so’ when ‘in order that’ explains why something happens

For example, It was raining so I put on a raincoat. Please give me an answer so that I know that you are coming home.

Go forth and speak English,

Teacher Barb

Author: barbaraslucas

I do the work of messenger, teacher and intuitive artist. I help people gain understanding of themselves so that they can experience more of the greatness of life. My paintings of your soul colors are intuitive readings done with paint instead of words. My formal education and training comes from West Liberty State University, West Virginia University, the University of Sedona and lots of independent study with energy and spiritual healers.

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