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    Because/Because of

    _______________________ in the cultivation of a forest,trees need more careful planning than other crops does.
    A- Because the time and area involved
    b- Because of the time and area involved
    I think the right choice is A as "because" is introducing a clause.
    Please help me in understanding the right choice.

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    Re: Because/Because of

    Quote Originally Posted by Atesttaker
    _______________________ in the cultivation of a forest,trees need more careful planning than other crops does.
    A- Because the time and area involved
    b- Because of the time and area involved
    I think the right choice is A as "because" is introducing a clause.
    Please help me in understanding the right choice.
    "Because" is a conjunction; it is used to indroduce a clause.
    "Because of" is a preposition; it introduces a prepsotional phrase.

    Let's look at what is being introduced:

    the time and area involved in the cultivation of a forest

    article-noun-conjunction-noun-verbal past participle (acting as an adjective and introducing an adjectival participial phrase)-preposition-article-noun-preposition-article-noun

    There is no verb, so the phrase cannot be a clause. The verbal "involved" is an adjective. It is modified by the prepositional phrase "in the cultivation"; in turn, the next prepositional phrase modifies "cultivation".

    Because there is no verb and no clause, "because of" is the correct answer to your question.

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    Thanks Mike that was indeed an explanatory answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atesttaker
    Thanks Mike that was indeed an explanatory answer.
    You're very welcome. :wink:

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