# How to use 既然

Today we will learn how to use "既然...就／还..." this structure to connect sentences.

### Language points

The conjunction 既然 is used in the first clause of a complex sentence, meaning “since this is the fact now”, “就“，”也“， ”还“ etc. is often used in coordination with it in the second clause, indicating the conclusion drawn from the situation mentioned. For example:

### Dialogue 3

 “地球一小时”的活动最早是从2007年开始的，现在年年都有。很多人晚上会关灯一小时来参加这个活动，不少公司也会关灯停电来支持环保。这个活动的目的很简单，就是为了提醒人们节约用电，引起人们对气候变暖问题的关注。