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Because, because of: worksheet

Complete the following sentences using because or because of. Click here for a printer-friendly version of this worksheet

Hints:

Use because before a clause. Use because of before a noun.

1. I was late ………………… I missed the train.

a) because
b) because of

2. She was angry with him …………………… he had cheated on her.

a) because
b) because of

3. A lot of people lost their jobs …………………… the financial recession.

a) because
b) because of

4. He retired at forty mainly …………………… ill health.

a) because
b) because of

5. I couldn’t phone him ……………….. I hadn’t got his number.

a) because
b) because of

6. Everyone loves him ………………….. his amiable nature.

a) because
b) because of

7. They cancelled the trip ………………….. bad weather.

a) because
b) because of

8. ……………….. she was angry with him, she didn’t speak to him.

a) Because
b) Because of

9. They sacked him ……………………. his rude behavior.

a) because
b) because of

10. He won the first prize ………………….. he worked hard.

a) because
b) because of

Answers

1. I was late because I missed the train.

2. She was angry with him because he had cheated on her.

3. A lot of people lost their jobs because of the financial recession.

4. He retired at forty mainly because of ill health.

5. I couldn’t phone him because I hadn’t got his number.

6. Everyone loves him because of his amiable nature.

7. They cancelled the trip because of bad weather.

8. Because she was angry with him, she didn’t speak to him.

9. They sacked him because of his rude behavior.

10. He won the first prize because he worked hard.

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