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IELTS Grammar: “Because” and “Because of”

A key Grammar point: Because and Because of Many students write incorrect sentences in their writing and even use “because” incorrectly. To clarify their mistakes, I’ve written this short post on these useful words. Both of them are used to show reason for something. Then, what’s the difference? Because: Because is a conjunction so it connects two clauses. So, it will have subject and a verb after it. For example, 1. We couldn’t go out because it rained. 2. Allen didn’t go to party because he was ill. Because of This is a preposition and it is followed by a noun or a noun phrase (verb with –ing). 1. We …

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