Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: discourse marker

Definitions: Because is used to give the reason behind an event.

Examples: (discourse marker) Insect populations are reducing because of the pollution from the city. (discourse marker) The country’s economy has started to improve because the government began spending more money on education from 2005.

Synonyms: discourse markers: due to, since, as.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 20 A