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    'for stealing my wallet' or 'because you stole my wallet?

    Hi everyone!
    Could you please tell me which of these two sentences is correct and which is not: "Or should I call you a thief for stealing my wallet?" or "Or should I call you a thief because you have stolen my wallet? And if both of them are correct could you explain the difference.

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    Re: 'for stealing my wallet' or 'because you stole my wallet?

    They're both correct and mean the same thing. The first version sounds more natural to my American ears.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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