We studied “~ので, …” in a grammar class.
When do you use “～ので,…”(〜node)?
Yes, it is often used to give a reason.
It gives the impression of being more polite than “～から, …”(〜kara).
I asked students to come up with the reason why ” you can go home before a class finishes .“
Then, they try to think of the various reasons to use “〜ので” (node)
Here are examples of the student’s ideas and how teachers answered them.
S1: “Can I go home early because I have to go to City Hall?”
T: “No, please go after school.”
S2: “Because I have stomachache, can I go home early?”
T: “Umm, please take some medicine and rest”
S3: “The baby’s due date is coming soon, can I go home early?”
T: “I see. Yes, you can go home.”
Did you get how to use “〜node”?
Let’s try to use ～ので ‘’ when you need to excuse.