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    Talking quick question

    Hi, this is my first time posting here.
    I really love studying using this site for my english learning.
    well, i have a question...
    what is the difference between "because" and "because of"???
    if anyone can teach me this, it will helps me so much.
    thank you.

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    Re: quick question

    "Because" is a conjunction and "because of" is a preposition, which means you have to use a clause after "because", but you have to use a noun or noun phrase after "because of". For example, you say "I am tired because I worked hard, or I am tired because of my hard working. You cannot say "I am tired because my hard working", nor can you say "I am tired because of I worked hard". Hope this helps.

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