- Classes have been cancelled today because of a staff meeting.
- Our departure was delayed because of bad weather.
- She felt she had been discriminated against because of her age.
- Many shops are doing badly because of the economic situation.
- He's been dropped from the team because of injury.
Because: meaning and useBecause introduces clauses of cause and reason. It is a subordinating conjunction. This means that the clause it introduces is a subordinate clause, which needs a main clause to make it complete. We use a comma when the subordinate clause comes before the main clause: …
CosCos, a short form of because, is pronounced /kəz/ or /kɒz/ and can also be spelt ’cause. It can be used instead of because (and cos of instead of because of). We often use it in speaking, emails and text messages, especially in informal situations: …