Hello, Learners! Kalian tau bahasa Inggrisnya “karena” gak? Yup! Because, as, dan sinceApa ya bedanya? Kalian bisa lihat di sini.
Tapi ternyata ada lagi kata lain yang artinya “karena”, yaitu because of. Emang beda sama because? Nah, kita bahas sekarang yuk!

Because dan because of sama-sama digunakan untuk menyatakan alasan. Namun, penggunaannya berbeda meskipun maknanya mirip-mirip.

Because

Because bermakna for the reason that. Because bisa digunakan kalo kalian mau menyatakan alasan dalam bentuk klausa yang setidaknya terdiri dari subjek dan predikat. Kenapa gitu? Because it is a conjunction.

  • Because the novel has interesting plot twists, I continue to read it.
  • Marty knows that Gina is lying because she avoids making eye contact.

Because of

Because of mempunyai makna as a result of. Kalau mau menyatakan alasan dalam bentuk noun atau noun phrase, kalian bisa pakai because of. Kenapa tuh? Because of its function as a preposition.

  • He is having a hard time because of the assignment.

Selain noun atau noun phrase, because of juga bisa diikuti oleh pronoun, atau verb + –ing.

  • We are all doing this event because of you.
  • Because of feeling sick, my sister cancelled the trip with her friends.

Mudah kan, Learners? Jangan ketuker lagi ya kalo mau menggunakan because atau because of.

Written by: Huda Mahmuda


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