[Common Mistakes] Using から sounds too strong, you are saying you are not at fault.

Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT N4 course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?


[Student’s sentence]





[My correction]

先生、聞こえないからマイクを使ってくれませんか。(it is not incorrect, but…)
Sensei, I can’t hear you, could you use a microphone?

聞こえないから… is not incorrect, but we usually say 聞こえないので… in this situation.

ので is an expression that places emphasis on the listener’s understanding when giving an explanation.

On the other hand, using から sounds too strong, you are saying you are not at fault but Sensei is.

? バスが遅(おく)れたから、ちこくしました。
(Sounds like “It’s not my fault I’m late, it’s the bus”.)

(I let the listener know objectively why. Sounds polite.)


I hope my explanation helps you. 😊


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