Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 46 Adverbial clauses: Reasons

Can we use ‘for’, ‘in that’, ‘in as much as’ to give reasons?
For what purpose do we use the prepositions ‘because of’, ‘due to’ and ‘owing to’?
Are ‘because of’, ‘due to’ and ‘owing to’ followed by a noun/noun phrase or a clause?
Can we also use ‘with’ to give reasoning?

Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 46 Adverbial clauses Reasons (1)

  •  We can begin a clause with as, because, since or seeing that to give a reason for a particular situation.
  •  We can also give reasons with for, in that and in as much as. However, these phrases are more usual in formal or literacy language.
  •  We also use the prepositions because of, due to and owing to to give reason for something.
  • Note that because of/owing to/due to is followed by a noun or a noun phrase, not a clause.
  • Note that we avoid using owing to when the main verb is be.
  •  We can also use with to introduce reasons.

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