Keywords: why, because, since, as, cause, reason

Sign Definition

As a Noun

1. The thing that makes an event happen. English = cause.
2. The fact or situation which explains why something happens or exists. English = reason.

As Modifier

1. Used to link or join two sentences of which the second is the reason or cause of the event or events described in the first. English = because.
2. Used to introduce the reason, cause or explanation of something. English = because, since, as.

As Question

1. Used alone or at the beginning, end, or at both the beginning and end, of a sentence to ask about the reason or cause of something. English = why.
2. Often used with WHAT to ask for the reason you have been asked or ordered to do something when you are reluctant to do it. English = 'What's the reason?', 'What for?'