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I should use this "because"?

In what circumstances should I use; därför att, på grund av, för att or eftersom? They all seem to mean "because" and now I am confused as to which I need to use when... Can anybody explain? Thanks.

June 18, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/infaust

This is a kind of hard question, You use it after you wan't to explain an action, for instance: "Jag gick till affären för att köpa bröd." "Jag gick till affären därför att jag skulle/ville/borde/etc köpa bröd" "Jag gick till affären på grund ut av att jag skulle/behövde/tänkte/etc. köpa bröd." "Jag gick till affären eftersom jag skulle/hade slut på/etc. bröd"

Notice that for all sentences except for the "för att"-one you need a verb after the statement.

You can use "på grund av" without the "att". Exempelvis : "på grund av dig" eller "på grund av honom" eller "på grund av arbetsmarknaden" You can in some cases also use därför without att.

and so on....

June 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ErikNilsson0

Därför without att would be like English's Therefore

June 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AlbinTheander

Here is a good post on when to use which (except "på grund av"): http://www.swedishpress.com/content/d%C3%A4rf%C3%B6r-att-och-f%C3%B6r-att

When speaking informally, I use "för (att)" most of the time, by far, followed by "därför att" and "eftersom".

"På grund av" has a more formal feeling and is probably used more in written language (where it's shortened to "pga"). I use it very seldom in everyday speech.

June 24, 2018
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