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Because vs. Because of

What’s the difference between “because” and “because of”?

In most cases, “because” is followed by a subject and a verb, and “because of” is typically followed by a single word or phrase.

Here are two sentences with similar meanings, but with different structures to help illustrate this difference:

“The concert was canceled because the weather was bad.”
“The concert was canceled because of bad weather.

"Because" vs. "Because of"

Test your knowledge of "Because" vs. "Because of" in this short exercise.

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I didn't arrive on time __________ I missed the train.

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I couldn't understand him __________ his strange accent.

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She passed the test __________ her teacher.

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She passed the test __________ she had a good teacher.

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We hurried into the house __________ it was raining.

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I took my new iPhone back to the store __________ the battery wasn't holding the charge.

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My girlfriend lives in Ft. Lauderdale. I moved to Florida __________ her.

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Samuel traveled economy-class __________ it was much more affordable.

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Maria bought a first-class plane ticket __________ the extra space and comfort.

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There's always a crossing guard at the school crossing __________ it's a very busy road.

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Danielle prefers small farmers' markets to big supermarkets __________ the quality and freshness of the produce.

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__________ they are easy to set up and use, Chromebooks are very popular with students.

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Bananas grow well in Brazil __________ the tropical climate.

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Schools are closed this month _________ two teachers tested positive for Covid-19.

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The football match was canceled ________ the bad weather.

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