Explicative – Coordinating Conjunctions

Explicative coordinating conjunctions (conjunções coordenativas explicativas), link parts of the sentence to indicate a reason or explanation.
The most common are:
porque because
como as
pois since
Acho que estou doente, porque tenho frio I think I am sick because I feel cold
Como tenho frio, devo estar doente As I feel cold, I must be sick
Explicative conjunctions are often used in combination with the “imperativo” verb form (which is used to express a command).
Fecha a porta, pois está frio Close the door since it is cold

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