Adverb of Reason / Purpose
An adverb of reason modifies the verb, adjective or another adverb to explain why something is done. For example, “I am writing this post because I think it’s important.”
The adverb “because” explains the reason for writing the post.
What is adverb of reason?
An adverb of reason or cause provides information about why something happened or why something is is dome. It tells us the reason for a particular event or condition. See these examples:
- They went out for a walk because they needed some fresh air. (They went out for some reason)
- Se worked day and night; consequently, she succeeded in the exam. (She worked for a purpose)
- She dashed; therefore, she caught the bus. (She made an attempt)
- She purposely avoids eye contact with her boss whenever she’s in a meeting. (she avoided eye contact for some reason)
Adverb of List
- Due to
- In order to
- Owing to
- So that
Adverb of Purpose Examples (36 Sentences)
- I’m going to the store because I need some milk.
- I’m going to the store because I need bread.
- I purposely waited until you left before I started cleaning up.
- Since Alice didn’t study, she failed the exam.
- Owing to my illness, I couldn’t go to work today.
- He chose the most difficult route because he wanted a challenge.
- Many people struggle to make ends meet because of the high cost of living.
- The city has issued a health advisory because of the poor air quality.
- I’m going to the store because I need a loaf of bread.
- I was so tired that I couldn’t keep my eyes open.
- The party was so loud that I couldn’t hear me think.
- That’s so unfair!
- It’s been so long since I’ve seen her.
- I’m so happy for you!
- I am so happy that you are here with me.
- I was so worried when I couldn’t find you.
- I am so glad that we are together again.
- I have been waiting for you for so long.
- I didn’t study for the test; therefore, I failed.
- He ate all of his food; therefore, he was full.
- I am failing my math class; therefore, I will have to get a tutor.
- You didn’t do your homework; therefore, you will get a zero on the test.
- I’m consequently tired from working all day.
- Because they didn’t study, consequently they failed the exam.
- He didn’t eat breakfast this morning, and consequently, he’s feeling dizzy.
- Running a marathon is a tiring feat; consequently, many runners collapse at the end.
- I can get this done so that I can relax tonight.
- Can you help me so that I can understand this better?
- I need to study so that I can get good grades.
- He works hard so that he can provide for his family.
- You need to drink lots of water so that you can stay healthy.
- We need to save money so that we can go on vacation.
- I always lock my door lest someone break in.
- We must hurry lest we miss the train.
- Be careful not to drop the vase lest it break.
- He worked day and night in order to save enough money for college.