Decoded Slug: Preposition and conjunction 'do'

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Preposition and conjunction 'do'

Preposition and conjunction 'do'

Short explanation:

Used to indicate the reason or cause for something.


do + noun / do + clause


Điểm số kém do không chịu học bài.
The bad grades are because of not studying.
Do trời mưa, nên cuộc hẹn đã bị hủy bỏ.
Because of the rain, the meeting was cancelled.
Anh ấy bị cảnh sát bắt do điều khiển xe gây nguy hiểm trên đường.
He was arrested by the police because he was driving off-road.
Do công việc bận rộn, tôi không thể tham gia bữa tiệc.
Because of the busy work, I couldn't attend the party.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese word 'do' is a preposition or conjunction that is used to explain the reason or cause behind a certain situation. Usually, it can be translated to the English word 'because'. This term is often used in formal or written context. When 'do' is used as a preposition, it is followed by a noun; and when it is used as a conjunction, it is followed by a clause.

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