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    Because as a preposition

    I Just heard on the news the word "because" is now considered a preposition. Look here :
    Grammar Girl : Because as a Preposition :: Quick and Dirty Tips ?

    What does because mean in this usage exactly?

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    Re: Because as a preposition

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    I Just heard on the news the word "because" is now considered a preposition. Look here :
    Grammar Girl : Because as a Preposition :: Quick and Dirty Tips ?

    What does because mean in this usage exactly?
    It looks like a lazy/illiterate dropping of "of" to me.

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    Re: Because as a preposition

    Exactly. But how it was accepted?

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    Re: Because as a preposition

    Grammar Girl explained in her article how this usage may have started.

    It has not been accepted in standard English - yet.

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    Re: Because as a preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Exactly. But how it was accepted?
    Accepted by whom?

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