Will a good(Native) English speaker put "because" and "so" in one sentence?

For Example:

because that apple is too heavy, so it fall down to the ground.

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    May be "it fell down"?
    – user17814
    Nov 14 '19 at 21:32

Not in that sentence. Either

The apple was too heavy so it fell down.


The apple fell down because it was too heavy.

or, perhaps

Because it was too heavy, the apple fell down.

(Though the last example places particular focus on the falling and is not so common)

There are sentences that could have both "so" and "because":

I was so happy yesterday, because it was my birthday.

Eat your broccoli because it's healthy, and so you can have dessert.

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    Not without changing the meaning. It means "with the result that". It is not the same meaning as in your example.
    – James K
    Nov 14 '19 at 21:54
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    It might be worth noting that, in The apple was too heavy so it fell down, the word "so" means "because", while in the sentence I was so happy because it was my birthday, the word "so" means "very".
    – J.R.
    Nov 14 '19 at 21:55

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