Before starting the exercise for expressing reason or causation 「から」「ので」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.
- Genki I – Lesson 9: ～から and Lesson 12: ～ので
- Tae Kim’s Guide – Compound Sentences
Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Expressing Reason or Causation 「から」「ので」
This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.
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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts
||(It’s) summer, so (it’s) hot.
||(I’m) sleepy, so (I won’t) go.
||This is expensive, so (I won’t) buy (it).
||Why are (you) studying Japanese? => Because (I) like manga.
||(I) like eating. => So, do (you) like cooking, too?
|食べることが好きです。 => だから料理も好きなんですか？
||Since (it’s) morning, (I will) wash (my) face.
||Since (it’s) cold, (I will) wear (my) jacket.
||Since (my) father (will) come, (I will) clean (my) house.
||Why did (you) sell (your) house? => Because (I will) move to the US.
|なぜ家を売ったんですか？ => アメリカに引っ越しますので。
||Why did (you) buy the new house? => Because (I will) live together with (my) grandfather.
|なぜ新しい家を買ったんですか？ => おじいさんと一緒に住みますので。
「から」 is slightly more casual than 「ので」. However, when you respond to questions, 「…だからです」 is more common than 「…ですので」.
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