reason

BECAUSE + past continuous

In the English Grammar Profile, B1 point 37 in the category of PAST/continuous  is defined: give a reason for something, often with ‘because’ PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE: I could not focus on my reading at all, after a while because I was sweating hard. Chinese male, level 5, writing class An iWeb search for: because * _VBD _VVG 1 BECAUSE I WAS TRYING 1574 I only got you those bloody business cards  because I was trying to be cute. listen …

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CONSEQUENTLY | HENCE | THUS | THEREFORE (summarising)

In the English Vocabulary Profile, at C1, the adverb ‘hence’ means: for this reason We’ve been involved for quite a while.  Hence, the shared suite. listen At B2, the adverb ‘thus’ is used after saying a fact to introduce what then happened as a result. For example, If myth is seen as the product of a past era, it is difficult to determine at what actual moment that era ended. Thus, it is virtually impossible to state precisely when a certain mythical theme becomes a mere literary theme or to determine in general when myths are no longer being created. context   At B2, the adverb ‘consequently’ means: as …

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