為什麼Because與because of不一樣?是「因為」……

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在因果句當中,我們都知道「because」和「so」只能出現其中一個。但你知道「because of」雖然也是「因為」的意思,但用法上有所差異嗎?

Engvid的講師Rebecca提出「because」與「because of」的差別,並以例句說明,用實際的範例讓我們對這些日常片語的印象更深刻!

1. Because是連接詞(conjunction)

Because + 主詞(subject) + 動詞(verb)
Ex: Because it was raining, we cancelled the picnic. 因為外面在下雨,我們把野餐取消了。
Ex: Because the flight was delayed, they missed the meeting.
因為班機延遲,他們錯過了會議。

2. Because of 是介係詞(preposition)

Because of + 名詞(noun) / 名詞短語 (noun phrase)
Ex: Because of the rain, we cancelled the picnic.
Ex: Because of the flight delay, they missed the meeting.

3. 實際演練:

(1) ________ she was busy, she didn’t call me.
(2) ________ the traffic jam, they were late.
(3) ________ he had the flu, he couldn’t work.
(4) ________ the distance, they took a taxi.
(5) We visited John ________ he was in the hospital.
(6) I couldn’t concentrate ________ the noise.
(7) She was hungry ________ she hadn’t eaten all day.
(8) We changed the appointment ________ the storm.

解答:

(1) Because
(2) Because of
(3) Because
(4) Because of
(5) because
(6) because of
(7) because
(8) because of

 

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