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    #1

    because of what anyone else was doing

    1. I chose the habits because of what anyone else was doing.
    (because of + noun clause)

    2. I chose the habits because of that anyone else was doing them.
    (because of + noun clause)

    3.I chose the habits because anyone else was doing them.
    (because + clause)

    Are all of them acceptable?

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    #2

    Re: because of what anyone else was doing

    What do you mean by 'I chose the habits'?

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    Re: because of what anyone else was doing

    You need 'everyone' or 'someone', not 'anyone'.

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    #4

    Re: because of what anyone else was doing

    Update:

    1. I chose the habits, for example, jogging, swimming etc because of what somebody else was doing.
    (because of + noun clause)

    2. I chose the habits, for example, jogging, swimming etc because of that somebody else was doing them.
    (because of + noun clause)

    3.I chose the habits, for example, jogging, swimming etc because somebody else was doing them.
    (because + clause)

    Are all of them acceptable?

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    Re: because of what anyone else was doing

    I'd write, "I chose jogging, swimming etc., because of what somebody else was doing." (Though 'everyone' makes more sense.)
    1 and 3 are OK. 2 is not grammatical. " ...
    because everyone else was doing them" is possible.

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    Re: because of what anyone else was doing

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post

    1. I chose the habits, for example, jogging, swimming etc ...
    Those are activities - not habits.

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    Re: because of what anyone else was doing

    Or they're hobbies or sports.

    Habits are things like smoking, drinking too much, biting your nails etc.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: because of what anyone else was doing

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post

    Habits are things like smoking, drinking too much, biting your nails etc.
    They are sports/activities when you get to my age.

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