because

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because is part of the Basic English 850.
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because is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
because

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /bɪˈkɒz/, /bɪˈkəz/, SAMPA: /bI"kQz/, /bI"k@z/
  • (US) IPA: /bɪˈkəz/, /bɪˈkɔz/, /bɪˈkʌz/, SAMPA: /bI"k@z/, /bI"kOz/, /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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