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So vs.Because - Commonly Confused Words In English

There are many people don't know when to use so and when to use because. I hope this page will make it easier for everyone to understand the difference.

The difference is so is used to show the results of an action, and because is used to show the cause of an action. It is really confusing because the two of them are so similar.

So – is used to show results of an action

  • I have to study all weekend, so I can pass my exam.
  • When I am upset I listen to music, so I can relax.
  • I want to learn English, so I can speak to people around the world.

Because – is used to show the cause of an action

  • I passed my exam, because I studied all weekend.
  • We are listening to music, because we are upset.
  • I can speak to people around the world, because I learned to speak English.

As & Because

As & When

Aloud & Allowed

All & Very

Above & Over

Ever & Forever

Across & Along

Advice & Advise

Afraid - Frighten - Scared

Affect & Effect

A Few & A Little

Alike & Similar

Alot & A lot

Already Finish Just Still

Although & Though

All & Whole

Always & All Ways


Another - Other - The Other

Ate & Eight

Ill & Sick

Few & Little

Back up & Backup

Because & So

Begin & Start

Believe - Count On - Depend &

Berry & Bury

Bring & Take

By & On

By & Through

Change & Charge

Cook & Cooker

Close & Closed

Cord & Chord

Despite & In sprite Of

Do & Make

Do & Make Quiz

Ever & Forever

Elder & Older

Discover& Figure Out

Fast Food & Junk Food

Flower & Flour

Following & Next & Preceding

For & To

Fun & Funny

Figure & Figure Out

Grey & Gray

Have To & Must - Confusing Words

Have & Has Chart

Heal & Heel

Hear & Here

Here & There

History & Story

Home & House

Hotel & Motel

Just Already Finish Still

Knew & New

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