Because and because of

/ bɪˈkɒz ənd bɪˈkɒz ɒf /

 

We already know that because is subordinating conjunction.

That means function of because is to join two clauses and is followed by verb and subject.

 

Examples

We could go out for a walk because it’s beautiful weather.
I make this cake because I like it.

 

Because  can come before or after the main clause.

Examples

We went at holiday because it was time to do so.

 

Because of is a two-word preposition. Because of is usually used before a noun or a pronoun.

Examples

We couldn’t go out because of TV program, it was Star Wars day.
I did it because of my new job.

Change of tense

The first verb in a sentence establishes the tense of any verb that comes later. If you begin writing in the past, don’t change to the present. Similarly, if you begin writing in the present, don’t change to the past.

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