107 – Using As, Because, Due To, Since – English Grammar Lesson

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Because of the storm, the boat was washed up on land.

As, because, due to & since have similar meanings, but the way we use them is different. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how to use as, because, due to & since in your everyday English conversations and writing.

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Here are the example sentences:

Using due to:

  • Due to the hurricane, I was without electric power.
  • Due to the power outage, there is no internet.

Using because:

  • Because of the hurricane last week, I was without electric power.
  • Because I lost power, I had no internet.
  • Because he’s a good swimmer, Jim always goes to the beach.
  • I can’t leave the house because I can’t find my keys.

Using since:

  • Since he’s a good swimmer, Jim always goes to the beach.
  • I can’t leave the house since I can’t find my keys.
  • Since the time I lost my wallet, I have been worried.

Using as:

  • As he’s a good swimmer, Jim always goes to the beach.
  • I can’t leave the house as I can’t find my keys.
  • As I was eating, the power went out.
  • As she was singing, I had to cover my ears.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Michael saw two guys using a jackhammer in the street.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Why is Jack so busy today?

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57 – During vs. While – Confusing English Words Lesson

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During & while are two words that are often confusing to use for a lot of English language learners. For today’s English lesson, I’m going show you the difference between these two words and how they are used in an English conversation or writing.
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Here are the example sentences:
  • During work, I don’t use my cell phone.
  • It was warm during the day.
  • The star player hit two home runs during the game
  • While working, I don’t use my cell phone.
  • Some people like to watch TV while eating dinner.
  • You shouldn’t use a cell phone while driving.
  • I don’t use my cell phone while I am working.
  • I listened to the radio while I worked yesterday.
  • I found an old coin while I was cleaning out the garage.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • My mom is having a birthday this year. Five years ago, we had a surprise party for her 80th birthday, but there was a blizzard and only three guests could make it!
Today’s listening challenge:
  • How come Michael doesn’t know how the weather is when he is at Happy English?
  • Who did Michael meet at lunch time?

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46 – Even Though vs. Even If – English Grammar Lesson

46 - Even Though vs. Even If - English Grammar LessonEven though and even if are similar, but are used differently. For today’s English lesson, let’s learn how to use those two phrases in our English Conversations and writing.

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Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Michael used to wear a suit, but now he wears jeans and a polo shirt every day!
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Do you think Michael likes the beach? How much does he like it?

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