because

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Because is on the Basic English 850 List.
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because is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
because

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /bɪˈkɒz/ or /bɪˈkəz/, SAMPA: /bI"kQz/ or /bI"k@z/
  • (US) IPA (key): /bɪˈkəz/ or /bɪˈkɔz/ or /bɪˈkʌz/, SAMPA: /bI"k@z/ or /bI"kOz/ or /bɪ"kVz/
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Preposition[change]

Preposition
because

  1. You use because to show the reason for something
    I bought the book because I wanted to read it.
    There's no class because it's Sunday.

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