In the following sentence:


I know the use of 而 as "and", but I feel it doesn't make sense here to use 而, since I don't understand what it connects.

So how does 而 work here? Also, is my understanding correct that 而 here doesn't express "and"?

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is not used as and here, but as a result;with the result that;thus.

因A而B is a common usage; is used to emphasize that A is the cause, is used to represent that B is the result.

You can also use 因为 or 由于 instead of in this usage.

  • Thanks and that makes sense! Is there any other pattern except 因 in this usage?
    – Blaszard
    Dec 2, 2017 at 12:43
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    @Blaszard You can also use 因为 or 由于 instead of .
    – user4072
    Dec 2, 2017 at 12:49

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