LS Refresher 63: Because of vs. Because

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Because of and because are both used to introduce reasons.

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


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

In this example,  ‘feeling sick’  is the  verb+ing.

(b) Because is a conjunction, it is followed by a subject and a verb


Because Maria was feeling sick, she didn’t go to the supermarket

In this example, ‘Maria’ is the the subject and ‘was feeling’  is the verb 

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