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Why it is grammatical to say yīnwéi... suǒyǐ (因為…所以) in Chinese, yet such usage is ungrammatical in English?

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English has a clear distinction between main clause and subordinate clauses. In a full sentence, conjunctions are needed to connect main and subordinate clauses. However, Chinese does not need to differentiate main with subordinate. 

answered Jan 2, 2018 by admin (25,170 points)

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