Japanese Grammar Exercises: Expressing Reason or Causation 「から」「ので」

Expressing Reason or Causation

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.

Natural Speed with Pauses

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.
なぜほんべんきょうしているんですか?=> マンガがきだからです。
(I) like eating. => So, do (you) like cooking, too?
べることがきです。 => だからりょうきなんですか?
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.
なぜいえったんですか? => アメリカにしますので。 
Why did (you) buy the new house? => Because (I will) live together with (my) grandfather.
なぜあたらしいいえったんですか? => おじいさんと一緒いっしょみますので。 


「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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