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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #91529: Because of/Because
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Conjunctions [Change theme]
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    Because of/Because

    Because of and because are both used to introduce reasons. 

     Because of is a preposition, it is  generally followed by a verb+ing or a noun.

     Because is a conjunction, it is followed by a subject and a verb.

     Here is an example of Because :

     * Because  Maria  was feeling  sick, she didn't go to the supermarket.

    In this example, we have:

    'Maria'  the subject,
    'was feeling'  the verb.

     And here is an example of Because of :

    * Because of  her sickness, Maria didn't go to the supermarket.

    In this example, we have:
    'her sickness'  a noun.
    Another example of Because of :

    * Because of  feeling sick, Maria didn't go to the supermarket.

    In this example, we have:
    'feeling sick'  a verb+ing.

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    1. I'm asking you I want to know your opinion.

    2. I was late this morning the traffic.

    3. She can't drive her blindness.

    4. The bank closed down the recession.

    5. I came back I'd forgotten my briefcase.

    6. We stopped playing football the rain.

    7. Tom is very difficult to understand his weird accent.

    8. Paul moved to Paris his job.

    9. John crashed his Truck he was driving too fast.

    10. I cannot come the weather.

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