- This conjunction is definite and specific in its meaning of "since" or "for the reason that." It is used solely to express cause or reason: "He left the party early because he was tired." As a subordinating conjunction, because should not be used to mean "that" (a relative pronoun); say "The reason is that," not "The reason is because." We do not say "The cause is because"; logically, we should state not the cause for the reason but the reason itself."The reason for my absence was illness" is more concise and more logical than "The reason for my absence was because of illness" or "... because I was ill." Also, note that "because of the fact that" is an excessively wordy expression.
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because — 1. because, as, since, for. Because is a conjunction that normally introduces a dependent clause and answers the question ‘why?’ (or, sometimes, ‘how?’). It can relate directly to the statement made, as in I came because I wanted to see you,… … Modern English usage
Because — Chanson par The Beatles extrait de l’album Abbey Road Sortie 26 septembre 1969 … Wikipédia en Français
Because — The Beatles Veröffentlichung 26. September 1969 Länge 2:45 Genre(s) Popsong Autor(en) Lennon/McCartney … Deutsch Wikipedia
because — ou bicause [ bikoz ] conj. et prép. • 1928; angl. because « parce que » ♦ Fam. Parce que; à cause de. « Dominique lui tint pendant quelque temps compagnie puis finit par l abandonner bicause l arrivée de nouveaux invités » (Queneau). ● because… … Encyclopédie Universelle
Because — Be*cause , conj. [OE. bycause; by + cause.] 1. By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. In order that; that. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And the multitude rebuked them because they should hold their … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Because of — Because Be*cause , conj. [OE. bycause; by + cause.] 1. By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. In order that; that. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And the multitude rebuked them because they should… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Because — is often used in connection with causality. The mathematical symbol for because is (∵) This is Unicode character U+2235.Artistic works entitled Because: * Because (Perry Como song) * Because (The Beatles song) * Because , a song by the Dave Clark … Wikipedia
because — because, for, since, as, inasmuch as are the chief causal conjunctions in English. Because assigns a cause or reason immediately and explicitly; as, I hid myself, because [=for the express reason that, or as caused to do so by the fact that] I… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
Because — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Because» Canción de The Beatles Álbum Abbey Road Publicación 26 de septiembre de 1969 … Wikipedia Español
because — ► CONJUNCTION ▪ for the reason that; since. ● because of Cf. ↑because of USAGE On starting a sentence with because, see the note at AND(Cf. ↑and). ORIGIN from the phrase by c … English terms dictionary
because of — (something) as a result of something. The flight was delayed because of bad weather … New idioms dictionary