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Giving reasons 2

Giving reasons 2

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Giving reasons 2

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Why didn’t you come? Why--id-’--yo--co-e? W__ d_____ y__ c____ W-y d-d-’- y-u c-m-? -------------------- Why didn’t you come? 0
I was ill. I w-s-il-. I w__ i___ I w-s i-l- ---------- I was ill. 0
I didn’t come because I was ill. I-d-d-’t c-m--b-cau---I -----ll. I d_____ c___ b______ I w__ i___ I d-d-’- c-m- b-c-u-e I w-s i-l- -------------------------------- I didn’t come because I was ill. 0
Why didn’t she come? Wh- d-d--t she c-m-? W__ d_____ s__ c____ W-y d-d-’- s-e c-m-? -------------------- Why didn’t she come? 0
She was tired. S-- -as-t-r-d. S__ w__ t_____ S-e w-s t-r-d- -------------- She was tired. 0
She didn’t come because she was tired. S-e--idn’t--o---b--a-se------as --r--. S__ d_____ c___ b______ s__ w__ t_____ S-e d-d-’- c-m- b-c-u-e s-e w-s t-r-d- -------------------------------------- She didn’t come because she was tired. 0
Why didn’t he come? W-y -id--t h---o--? W__ d_____ h_ c____ W-y d-d-’- h- c-m-? ------------------- Why didn’t he come? 0
He wasn’t interested. H--wa---- --terested. H_ w_____ i__________ H- w-s-’- i-t-r-s-e-. --------------------- He wasn’t interested. 0
He didn’t come because he wasn’t interested. He didn’t c--- -ecau-e--e-w-s-’t----eres---. H_ d_____ c___ b______ h_ w_____ i__________ H- d-d-’- c-m- b-c-u-e h- w-s-’- i-t-r-s-e-. -------------------------------------------- He didn’t come because he wasn’t interested. 0
Why didn’t you come? W-- -i-n-t ----come? W__ d_____ y__ c____ W-y d-d-’- y-u c-m-? -------------------- Why didn’t you come? 0
Our car is damaged. Our-c-r-is-d--aged. O__ c__ i_ d_______ O-r c-r i- d-m-g-d- ------------------- Our car is damaged. 0
We didn’t come because our car is damaged. W- ----’- c-me-b-cau-- o---c-r-is -amaged. W_ d_____ c___ b______ o__ c__ i_ d_______ W- d-d-’- c-m- b-c-u-e o-r c-r i- d-m-g-d- ------------------------------------------ We didn’t come because our car is damaged. 0
Why didn’t the people come? Why-di---t -h- -eop-----me? W__ d_____ t__ p_____ c____ W-y d-d-’- t-e p-o-l- c-m-? --------------------------- Why didn’t the people come? 0
They missed the train. The- miss-d---e-train. T___ m_____ t__ t_____ T-e- m-s-e- t-e t-a-n- ---------------------- They missed the train. 0
They didn’t come because they missed the train. They---d-’- c-m- b-ca-s--t-e- mi-se- t-- -rain. T___ d_____ c___ b______ t___ m_____ t__ t_____ T-e- d-d-’- c-m- b-c-u-e t-e- m-s-e- t-e t-a-n- ----------------------------------------------- They didn’t come because they missed the train. 0
Why didn’t you come? Why-d--n’t y-- -om-? W__ d_____ y__ c____ W-y d-d-’- y-u c-m-? -------------------- Why didn’t you come? 0
I was not allowed to. I-wa--not-all--ed-t-. I w__ n__ a______ t__ I w-s n-t a-l-w-d t-. --------------------- I was not allowed to. 0
I didn’t come because I was not allowed to. I---d-’t com- -ec---e-----s---- ----------. I d_____ c___ b______ I w__ n__ a______ t__ I d-d-’- c-m- b-c-u-e I w-s n-t a-l-w-d t-. ------------------------------------------- I didn’t come because I was not allowed to. 0

The indigenous languages of America

Many different languages are spoken in America. English is the main language in North America. Spanish and Portuguese dominate in South America. All of these languages came to America from Europe. Before colonization, other languages were spoken there. These languages are known as the indigenous languages of America. Until today, they haven't been explored substantially. The variety of these languages is enormous. It is estimated that there are about 60 language families in North America. In South America there could even be as many as 150. Additionally, there are many isolated languages. All of these languages are very different. They exhibit only a few common structures. Therefore, it is difficult to classify the languages. The reason for their differences lies in the history of America. America was colonized in several stages. The first people came to America more than 10,000 years ago. Each population brought its language to the continent. The indigenous languages are most similar to Asian languages. The situation regarding America's ancient languages isn't the same everywhere. Many Native American languages are still in use in South America. Languages like Guarani or Quechua have millions of active speakers. By contrast, many languages in North America are almost extinct. The culture of the Native Americans of North America was long oppressed. In the process, their languages were lost. But interest in them has increased in the last few decades. There are many programs that aim to nurture and protect the languages. So they could have a future after all…