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    I would like to know what is the difference between because and because of ?
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    Re: Question

    Hi Mr. Jagger.

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    “Because” is a conjunction followed by a clause.

    “Because of” is a preposition followed by a noun phrase.
    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Mr. Jagger:

    1. You now know the difference because Mr. Roson Bravo has given you an excellent answer.

    2. You now know the difference because of Mr. Roson Bravo's excellent answer.

    3. I still read print newspapers because I am an older person. (Most younger people read only online newspapers.)

    4. I still read print newspapers because of my being an older person.

    5. Because California has a drought [not enough water], residents must not waste water.

    6. Because of California's drought, residents must not waste water.


    James


    P.S. Here in the United States, many native speakers also use "due to" instead of "because of." Most books say that "due to" may now be considered a preposition.

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    Re: Question

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    Here in the United States, many native speakers also use "due to" instead of "because of." Most books say that "due to" may now be considered a preposition.
    I am not a teacher.

    Yes, and until they changed their stance it was felt that 'owing to' should be used instead.

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    Re: Question

    [QUOTE=Mr.Jagger;1086808]I would like to know what is the difference between because and because of ?As this is not a question, a question mark is not needed.
    Welcome to the forum, Mr. Jagger. In case you haven't read the forum rules carefully, I'd like to point out that thread titles should bear a relationship to the question that is asked. Therefore, "Because/because of" would have been an appropriate title for your thread.

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