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    Question 'Therefore' 'Because of '

    What is different between 'therefore' and 'because of '? For example,
    A student dosen't want to go to the school because he fighted and he was beaten by one of his friend and saying that;
    ''I don't want to go to the school because of my friend''
    or
    ''I don't want to go to the school therefore my friend''

    Are they in both same meanning?
    Thank you for reply............
    Last edited by newmann; 05-Oct-2010 at 14:20.

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    Re: 'Therefore' 'Because of '

    Welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by newmann View Post
    What is the difference between 'therefore' and 'because of'?
    For example, a student doesn't want to go to (the) school because he fought and he was beaten by one of his friends.

    Should he say ''I don't want to go to the school because of my friend.'' or ''I don't want to go to the school therefore my friend.''?

    Are they both the same in meaning? They can mean the same thing, but in your sentence only 'because of" is correct. "therefore" is completely wrong there!
    In other situations both can be correct.

    He very badly failed the final exam; because of that, he has to take the course again.
    He very badly failed the final exam; therefore, he has to take the course again.

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    Re: 'Therefore' 'Because of '

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    Welcome!


    In other situations both can be correct.

    He very badly failed the final exam; because of that, he has to take the course again.
    He very badly failed the final exam; therefore, he has to take the course again.
    I agree, But I imagine that from a student's point of view, this is rather unsatisfactory.

    In 'He didn't want to go because his friend beat him'/'His friend beat him; therefore he didn't want to go' (students - both )the causes and effects are the opposite way round. I wonder why...

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    Re: 'Therefore' 'Because of '

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I agree, But I imagine that from a student's point of view, this is rather unsatisfactory.

    In 'He didn't want to go because his friend beat him'/'His friend beat him; therefore he didn't want to go' (students - both )the causes and effects are the opposite way round. I wonder why...

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    But the question concerns "therefore" and "because of"
    Anyway, the grammar of the two is different, at least sometimes. I thinks it's a matter of students learning the grammar differences, which of course is not easy.

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