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    The difference between
    because and because of

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    We use 'because' with a verb phrase and 'because of' with a noun phrase:

    I took a coat because it was cold. (verb phrase)

    I took a coat because of the cold. (No verb)

    BTW- you mis-spelled 'grammar'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    We use 'because' with a verb phrase and 'because of' with a noun phrase:

    I took a coat because it was cold. (verb phrase)

    I took a coat because of the cold. (No verb)

    BTW- you mis-spelled 'grammar'.
    I think I would phrase that differently, because "it was cold" is a clause.

    "Because" is a conjunction; as such, it takes a clause.
    "Because of" is a preposition; as such it takes a noun or pronoun object.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    We use 'because' with a verb phrase and 'because of' with a noun phrase:

    I took a coat because it was cold. (verb phrase)

    I took a coat because of the cold. (No verb)

    BTW- you mis-spelled 'grammar'.
    I think I would phrase that differently, because "it was cold" is a clause.

    "Because" is a conjunction; as such, it takes a clause.
    "Because of" is a preposition; as such it takes a noun or pronoun object.
    I was trying to keep it simple- the thread's called 'grammer'.

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