English Grammar


Because and Because of

Hello,
When should I use Because and when should I use Because of?
Can you explain to me?
I used to write:
BECAUSE + S V O (phrase)
BECAUSE OF + S V O or BECAUSE OF + N
this way is right?
Thank you so much.
Mai.

7 comments

  • It seems good to me, but can you confirm it : S V O and N, does it mean subject, verb, object and noun ? :)
  • Would I do like you, Mai? Not quite.


    BECAUSE as a conjunction introduces a CLAUSE.
    You must be happy because it is Friday and the week-end is almost there.


    BECAUSE OF as a preposition introduces a NOUN or something that serves as a noun (not a clause I think).
    I am covered in sweat because of the hot weather.
    My sweater smells sweaty because of my hard working (I wouldn't say 'because of I worked hard' WRONG!).


    Who is right? Who is wrong? Just guess, Mai.
  • From Mai Duong:
    Hello,
    When should I use Because and when should I use Because of?
    Can you explain to me?
    I used to write:
    BECAUSE + S V O (phrase)
    BECAUSE OF + S V O or BECAUSE OF + N
    this way is right?
    Thank you so much.
    Mai.

     
    I would'like equals exemple
  • I got it, thank you.
    I wonder about passive voice. I have an example:
    People believed that he was waiting for a letter.
    -> He was believed to have been waiting for a letter.
    So, may I write: "people believed that a letter was being waited for by him" ?
    What do you think?
    Thanks,
    Mai.
  • I think so, Mai.
  • please tell me Joe, do you feel tired or even exhausted after having been thinking that much ? ;)
  • Bushed, Soph!

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