Monday, July 10, 2006

because vs because of

1). Because - is a conjunction, used at the beginning of a clause, before a subject and verb.

We were late because it rained.
I'm happy because I met you.

2). Because of - is a two - word preposition, used before a noun or a pronoun.

We were late because of the rain.
I'm happy because of you.

Note : Because and its clause can go after or before the main clause.

I finished early because I worked fast.
Because I worked fast, I finished early.

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