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Monday, June 5, 2017

Grammar Exercise - “Because” And “Because of”

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“Because” And “Because of” | Grammar Exercise
“Because” is a conjunction. It is followed by a clause. “Because of” is a preposition. It is followed by a noun or noun equivalent. These words are often confused.
Can you use because and because of correctly? Test your understanding with this grammar exercise.
Fill in the blanks.
1. We cancelled the trip ........................... the rain.
because
because of
2. It was ............................... you that I got into trouble.
because
because of
3. We hurried indoors ........................... it started raining.
because
because of
4. I was late ........................... I missed the train.
because
because of
5. We couldn't work .............................. the power outage.
because
because of
6. I passed the test easily ........................... I had studied well.
because
because of
7. She can't walk ........................... arthritis.
because
because of
8. Hundreds of people lost their jobs .............................. recession.
because
because of
9. He found working in China quite difficult ............................. he didn't understand Chinese.
because
because of
10. We couldn't understand him ........................... his accent.
because
because of
11. She quit her job ............................... she wanted to spend more time with her children.
because
because of
12. She ate only a salad ............................. she is a vegetarian.
because
because of
Answers
1. We cancelled the trip because of the rain.
2. It was because of you that I got into trouble.
3. We hurried indoors because it started raining.
4. I was late because I missed the train.
5. We couldn’t work because of the power outage.
6. I passed the test easily because I had studied well.
7. She can’t walk because of arthritis.
8. Hundreds of people lost their jobs because of recession.
9. He found working in China quite difficult because he didn’t understand Chinese.
10. We couldn’t understand him because of his accent.
11. She quit her job because she wanted to spend more time with her children.
12. She ate only a salad because she is a vegetarian.


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