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(adverb, prep., conj.)


There are 7 meanings of the word Because.

How to pronounce because:


Because - as an adverb

For the reason (that).

On account (of), for sake (of).

Example: "My life is ruined because of you!"

(by ellipsis) used alone to refuse to provide a full answer a question begun with "why", usually taken as an anapodoton of the elided full phrase "because i said so".

Because - as a preposition

On account of, because of.

Because - as a conjunction

By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that.

Example: "I hid myself because i was afraid."

As is known, inferred, or determined from the fact that.

Example: "I don't think he is a nice person, because he yells at people for no reason."

So that, in order that.

Example Sentences

"I couldn't go to the party because I had to work."
"She was late for the meeting because her car broke down."
"He failed the exam because he didn't study."
"I bought this dress because it was on sale."
"They canceled the game because of the bad weather."
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Word Game Points

Is BECAUSE a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, because is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

BECAUSE has a SCRABBLE points total of 11.

Is BECAUSE a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, because is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
BECAUSE has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 14.

Is BECAUSE a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, because is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
BECAUSE has a WORDFEUD points total of 14.

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