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Because, Because of, Just and Simply because
Because, because of, just because and simply because
Because introduces clauses of cause and reason. It is a subordinating conjunction.
This means that the clause it introduces is a subordinate clause, which needs a main clause to make it complete.
A comma is used when the subordinate clause comes before the main clause.
-Most people left early (main clause) because the hosts had an argument (subordinate clause).
-Because they were sick (subordinate clause), they went to bed early (main clause).
Why is not used instead of because when reasons are given.
-I'm going to the Town Hall next week because there will be an emergency meeting there.
Not.... to the Town Hall next week for/why there will be an emergency ......
Because of is a two-word preposition meaning "as a result of".
-Because of the very strong winds, the regatta was cancelled.
-There were long queues at the bus stop because of the train strike.
Just because, simply because:
Because can be emphasized with just because and simply because.
-Just because you're a good runner, doesn't give you the right to look down on other runners.
-I don't want to join a gang simply because I think it is wrong.
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