Because vs. Because Of | Class 10 English Grammar Worksheet

Because means for the reason that. It is a conjunction. It is used at the beginning of a clause.

Because of is a two-word preposition. It means by reason of, on account of. It is used before a noun or a pronoun.

Compare:

  • We couldn’t go out because it rained.
  • We couldn’t go out because of the rain.
Position

Because and its clause can go either before or after the main clause.

  • I did it because he told me to do it.
  • Because he told me to do it, I did it.

Because and because of | Grammar exercise

Complete the following sentences using because or because of.

1. She was late —————— the storm. (because / because of)

2. I helped him ————– he was my friend. (because / because of)

3. He decided to hire a taxi —————- he was late. (because / because of)

4. I couldn’t come —————— I was busy. (because / because of)

5. You can’t criticise her just —————– she is a woman. (because / because of)

6. He can’t go out ——————- his illness. (because / because of)

7. He retired early —————– ill health. (because / because of)

8. They decided to separate —————- irreconcilable differences. (because / because of)

9. They decided to separate —————- they were always quarreling. (because / because of)

10. I didn’t go to the party —————- I was feeling a bit tired. (because / because of)

Answers

1. She was late because of the storm.

2. I helped him because he was my friend.

3. He decided to hire a taxi because he was late.

4. I couldn’t come because I was busy.

5. You can’t criticise her just because she is a woman.

6. He can’t go out because of his illness.

7. He retired early because of ill health.

8. They decided to separate because of irreconcilable differences.

9. They decided to separate because they were always quarreling.

10. I didn’t go to the party because I was feeling a bit tired.

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