because and because of

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intherage

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Dear all
I want to know how to use "because" & "because of"

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edwinhihi

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to make it easy to understand, I will explain:

because of + noun/noun phrase
because + subject + verb

Here is examples:
I did not go out yesterday because of the rain.
I did not go out yesterday because it rained.
Or

I did not go out yesterday because of the heavy rain.
I did not go out yesterday because it rained heavily.



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Hi intherage,

"Because" and "because of" are both used to introduce reasons.

"Because" is a conjunction and is followed by a subject and verb.

conjunction = a word such as "and", "but", "nor", "while" or "although", that connects words, phrases and clauses in a sentence. In the sentence "I like coffee, but I don't like tea." "but" is a conjunction.

"Because of" is a preposition and is followed by a noun phrase or verb-ing.

preposition = a word which is used before a noun, pronoun or noun phrase to connect it to another word. In the sentences "She sat on the chair." and "He walked along the street" "on" and "along" are preposition.

Examples:

"I couldn't go out because I had a cold."

Did you see the subject and verb after because? She said "I had a cold."

"I couldn't go out because of my cold."

Did you catch the noun phrase? - "my cold"

You could also use a gerund - that's a verb plus "ing" after because of .

"I couldn't go out because of having a cold."

A verb with "ing" often functions as a noun so you use it after "because of."

Regards.

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