Adverb Clause of reason an Adverb clause of purpose

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How do we differentiate between adverb clause of reason and adverb clause of purpose? The connectors they use are different but both answer the question 'why'.
 

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Haven't you really answered your own question when you say that the connectors are different?
 

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Isn't there any other logical way to explain this other than just based on connectors?
 

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Reason and purpose are not identical; if someone steals because they're hungry, that is the reason, but the purpose would have been to alleviate their hunger. ;-)
 
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