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       したくない ので     いつも ゴルフ    きます  
My dad always goes to play golf on his days off because he doesn't want to speak to my mother.
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   って   ので その       しています  
The children are using umbrellas because it started to rain.
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           ので        です  
It is tough reading a Japanese newspaper because there is a lot of kanji.
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       ので        いです  
There are a lot of traffic accidents in the winter because it snows.
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  うそをついた ので     けた  
Because he lied he was punished.
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          している ので   しいです  
Since I do many more things than just studying, I'm very busy.

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ので
Basic Examples:
いくので (since (she's) going)

しいので (since it's fun)

ので (because it's popular)

ので (because (he's) a teacher)

Notes
Cannot be used to end a sentence.
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ので can be shortened to んで just like のだ can be shortened to んだ.
1 year ago
avatar guest
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When you link two clauses with 「ので」, the reason or cause in the first clause should be factual and objectively accepted by other people. Clauses linked by 「から」, on the other hand, do not have this restriction:

"There seem likely to be a lot of typhoons this year, so I think we should stock up on emergency rations."

(X) 「そうなので、っておいたがいいだろう。」 (incorrect usage)
(0) 「そうだから、っておいたがいいだろう。」 (correct usage)

Further, 「ので」 sounds softer than 「から」, and is more appropriate for formal and polite speech:

"These were sent here by my family. Please have some."

(X) 「からってきましたから、どうぞ。」 (somewhat rough or impolite)
(0) 「からってきましたので、どうぞ。」 (better)

Finally, since 「ので」 is essentially the [-te] form of 「のだ」, it functions similar to linking two sequentially or concurrently occurring clauses with just the [-te] form. Either of the following is acceptable:

"The train was delayed, so we had to wait for two hours."

れて、2たされた。」
れたので、2たされた。」
9 years ago
avatar guest
6

The result of a clause using ので can't be someone's wishes or a suggestion - ex. いのでたい and ので、びましょう are both incorrect - in these cases, use から instead.
11 years ago
avatar mysticfive - Level 533

Discussion about this grammar
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Years Studied: since 2000
Studying: のため、だから
Level: 533, : 4,671
the second example sentence has an incorrect usage for ので - it's not supposed to be used with commands
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11 years ago
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Thanks, changing it now!
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11 years ago
guest
からないので
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10 years ago
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Studying: Going wherever my class takes me for now!
Level: 1, : 86

Would something like はバナナがきなのでバナナをいました be appropriate for this structure, or does it fall too far into something subjective for which から would be more appropriate?

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6 years ago (Edited 6 years ago.)



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