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I need your help. Could you please tell me which one of these is correct?

A. I'm going out to the garden to pick some beans for it's not raining.

B. I'm going out to the garden to pick some beans while it's not raining.

I assume that the first one is correct, because for in this case has the meaning of "due to the fact that". Please tell me what you think about this. Your answer will be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot in advance.

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  • Is this a homework question? if so, please say so and provide a bit more detail on the research you've done to answer the question.
    – Brad
    Apr 3, 2016 at 8:33
  • Totally agree with Brad. The philosophy forum is having a similar issue with people who visit these sites just to answer homework questions.
    – Danny Rodriguez
    Apr 3, 2016 at 8:59
  • And don't ask the same question twice.
    – Hot Licks
    Apr 3, 2016 at 10:43
  • it's not a homework question, it's a "London school of English testing" question. and i was just wondering what the correct answer was, i haven;t done anything wrong, i just asked a question, okay?
    – mimi
    Apr 3, 2016 at 10:46
  • You need to find out what prepositions are, for a start. Apr 3, 2016 at 15:25

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If you use for, it should have a comma:

I'm going out to the garden to pick some beans, for it's not raining.

That means that you do it because it's not raining.

I'm going out to the garden to pick some beans while it's not raining.

That means that you will do it during the time that it is not raining.

Which sentence you use depends on your purpose.

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    And on whether you want to sound natural. Using 'for' = 'because' (or better, 'as') here makes you sound like a character in Pride and Prejudice. Apr 3, 2016 at 15:21

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