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UK [bɪˈkɒz] / US [bɪˈkɔz] / US [bɪkəz] conjunction
Summary:

Because can be used in the following ways: - as a conjunction (connecting two clauses): We went by bus because it was cheaper. - in the preposition phrase because of (followed by a noun): The game was cancelled because of the snow.
1) used for showing the reason something happens or the reason why it is described in a particular way

I couldn't phone you because I hadn't got your number.

It's a really useful book because it explains everything very clearly.

The hotel's difficult to find because the road isn't signposted.

"Why all this fuss about security?" "Because it's important."

He's always criticizing me – maybe it's because I'm a woman.

because of:

Stacey retired in 1987, partly because of ill health.

Because of the Asian crisis, the company's profits fell by 15% during 1997.

2) mainly spoken used for introducing facts that explain why you believe that something is true

George was obviously in a bad mood, because he didn't even say good morning.

See:

English dictionary. 2014.

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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

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