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    Default with vs for and due to vs because of

    Question 1) I came across a sentence :' I jump for joy'

    something struck me, and when I checked the dictionary one of the meanings of for is 'because of'

    then, what is difference between saying 'I jump with joy' and 'I jump for joy'

    Had i not known about this for usage, i would have always used 'I jump with joy'

    Please explain me.

    Question 2) Is the usage of because of at majority of places unidiomatic? Native speakers, please post your opinions. Also could some please give the differences between due to and because of? Due to means caused by. Doesn't because of mean caused by?

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    Default Re: with vs for and due to vs because of

    The reason I jumped was because I felt joy; i.e., because of [a] joy[ous] [feeling].
    The reason I jumped was for joy; i.e., because I felt joy.

    The reason I jumped was with joy.
    <with joy answers the question How?>


    Click Because of and due to

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    Default Re: with vs for and due to vs because of

    Can you please elaborate more on with vs for, Soup? Also I didn't understand the 'how' part you used to make the latter statement incorrect.

    By the way, that was an excellent link. I have been having this confusion since long time. Now, it is clear:)

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    Default Re: with vs for and due to vs because of

    Any thoughts on this?:)

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