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    Because and Because of

    Hi to all

    This is the first topic for me

    I'd like to ask what the difference between ( Because and Because of ) Exactly

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    Re: Because and Because of

    BECAUSE is a conjunction
    She is hungry because she hasn't eaten breakfast
    (The reason that she is hungry was that she hasn't eaten breakfast) The word because is followed by a SUBJECT - because it is a conjunction between two phrases.
    1. She is hungry.
    2. She hasn't eaten breakfast.
    (the second sentence shows the REASON for the first).

    BECAUSE OF is a preposition
    He walked slowly because of his bad leg.
    'Because of' is followed by an OBJECT

    I hope this helps


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