Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll get both formal and informal paraphrases for “because”, for higher Cohesion/Coherence and Grammar scores.

Recently, a YouTube subscriber to IELTS Energy TV asked for different ways to say ‘because’.

The linking word ‘because’ is necessary, of course, and it is common.

Thus, to impress the examiner in Speaking and Writing, you need other ways to express this transition.

Plus, the structures below will lead to higher Grammar scores, as you’ll be able to utilize various structures in your communication.



Formal Parallel Structures for ‘Because’

For Writing and Speaking Part 3

Due to (the fact that)

Owing to (the fact that)

Due to / Owing to the fact that information is more widely available, people today are more well-informed.


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People today are more well-informed, due to / owing to the fact that information is more widely available.

Due to/ Owing to information being more widely available, …

…, due to / owing to information being more widely available.

Informal Parallel Structures for ‘Because’

For Informal Letters and Speaking Parts 1 and 2

since / as / seeing as

Since / as / seeing as I love movies, I spend a lot of time on Netflix.

I spend a lot of time on Netflix, since / as / seeing as I love movies.

Pay attention to the grammar rules followed and the various sentence structures above as well, for higher Grammar scores!

The next time you write an essay, make sure to include these more high-scoring options, instead of using the more common linking word ‘because‘.

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