Element FORM/USE: REASON
SuperCat CLAUSES
SubCat subordinated
Lexical Range N/A
Level B1
Cando Can use a finite subordinate clause with conjunctions to introduce reasons, after a main clause.
Corrected Learner Example I prefer to speak on 14 July, as I have got another appointment on the next day. (India; B1 THRESHOLD; 2009; Malayalam; Pass)

I am going to be absent from my English class next week, as I am travelling to Italy. (Argentina; B1 THRESHOLD; 2009; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)

Unfortunately I will not be able to go to your class tomorrow since I have an appointment with the doctor. (Peru; B1 THRESHOLD; 2006; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)

A budget of €10,000 is approved to replace our old copier machine, since it is not working properly. (India; B1 THRESHOLD; 2009; Tamil; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments N/A

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