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Hi, hero,

@hero posted:

Jim didn't like a long meeting [so/because] he could not bear to listen to the boring presentation.

Where have you taken this sentence from? With the verb "like" in the present or past simple we use generic nouns:

Jim didn't like long meetings

or nouns with a definite reference:

Jim didn't like the long meeting

With "a long meeting," I'd use "want," and the right linker would be "because":

- Jim didn't want a long meeting because he could not bear to listen to the boring presentation. (reason)

Notice that "so" could work with this other verb form in the adverbial clause:

- Jim didn't want a long meeting so he would not have to (bear to) listen to the boring presentation. (purpose)

Last edited by Gustavo, Contributor
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