I am familiar with the sentence structure "因为。。。所以。。。," but what is the correct way to say "I am [doing something] because [reason]"?
For example, "I am asking this question because I am clueless."
Does "因为。。。所以。。。" still apply in this case?
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To answer the question:
"I am [doing something] because [reason]"
has Chines equivalent, which preserves the same sentence order, as:
Though, I am not sure if
所以我在做.. 是因为 is wrong, the
之 in this sentence is not really optional, i.e. saying
之所以我在做.. 是因为 is much more natural than
所以我在做.. 是因为, at least to me.
But normally, I would say
Or, to add blaming emotion into the sentence:
"I am still writing the report, because you forgot to tell me earlier!"