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Because II ので

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We have looked at some 'becauses' that mainly act as a preposition. ので comes at the end of the phrase.

In English we start the phrase with `because`; in Japanese you often say the reason first and then the because...

Just add it after an adjective...
そのかばんは高いので、ずっと使うつもりです。

sono kaban wa takai node, zutto tsukau tsumori desu.
Since that bag was expensive, I plan on using it for a long time.

Just add it to the simple form of any verb
ゴジラが来るので、東京は怖いところです。

gojira ga kuru node, toukyou wa kowai tokoro desu.
Since Godzilla comes, Tokyo is a scary place.

After a noun or a -na adjective add a NA before NODE...
私はまだ学生なので、お金がない。
watashi wa mada gakusei na node, okane ga nai .
Because I am still a student, I don`t have any money.

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Easy way to remember ので

An easy way to remember ので or because in general, is to think of it as "so".

"私はまだ学生なので、お金がない。"

As for me, Still student, so money does not exist.

I'm still a student, so I don't have any money.

Hopefully this helps.

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