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    #1

    because of

    Hi,

    Is "because of" a double or phrase preposition?

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    #2

    Re: because of

    I think it's called a "complex preposition".

    https://www.usingenglish.com/glossar...eposition.html


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    #3

    Re: because of

    If we call it a complex preposition then there are two kinds of prepositions such as simple prepositions and complex prepositions, right?

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    #4

    Re: because of

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    If we call it a complex preposition then there are two kinds of prepositions such as simple prepositions and complex prepositions, right?
    I don't think there are two kinds. It's just that some are comprised of more than one word.

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    #5

    Re: because of

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    It's just that some are comprised of comprise more than one word.
    Learners, note the above amendment. It could also be worded "It's just that some consist of more than one word".

    The use/misuse of "comprise/consist/comprise of" is very common. This link might help.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: because of

    Is "out of" also a complex preposition?

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