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Please fill in the blank with a conj.

        As I was walking around the Nursing Home this afternoon, I heard a lot of yelling and crying coming from one of the rooms. Actually, I had struggled to talk with this lady a few weeks before ________ she can’t speak English. 

        I took the lady to the bathroom and she was still crying and looking in the mirror. To calm her down I started to brush her hair, and it was wet through. I grabbed a small towel and dried her hair as well as gently rubbing her head. She just kept crying and was terribly upset. So I wrapped my arms around her, rubbed her back and hugged her. At the same time I was talking very quietly to her and rocking her. 
        She sobbed in my arms. When she calmed down, I sat with her. Knowing she was an Italian, I kissed her both cheeks and her hands. She then returned that gesture to me. All she really needed was a big loving hug and reassurance. It must be terrible to live in a world which is so strange to her. I left feeling her love and I know she felt my love.

Apr 9, 2017 10:31 AM
Comments · 6
Should it really be a conjunction? My first thought was "realising".
April 9, 2017
because
April 9, 2017
I Found out ..
April 9, 2017
Thank you guys for your comments. I know there are more than one option. But which is the best when it comes to a conj?
April 9, 2017

Hello, Leigh!

I just wanted to ask you, if it's correct, in terms of grammar, to say " I had struggled to talk with this lady a few weeks before because she can’t speak English. " Or, rather, we should put it like this: I had struggled to talk with this lady a few weeks before because she couldn't  speak English. ""

Thanks in advance!

April 9, 2017
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