korien_mar19_pixabay“Thank you! But what are the flowers for?”

“Just because. I don’t need a reason to bring you flowers, do I?”

We usually use “because” before the reason for something. But when there’s no reason, there’s nothing to say after “because”. It’s very romantic to do something nice for your girlfriend or boyfriend (or husband or wife) “just because”.


If you leave off “just” it sounds more childish. “Why don’t you want to eat your broccoli?” “Because!”