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be•cause(bɪˈkɔz, -ˈkɒz, -ˈkʌz)
You use because when you are giving the reason for something.
If someone asks a question beginning with 'Why?', you can reply using because.
You use because with a reason clause when you are explaining a statement.
When you use because at the beginning of a sentence, don't put a phrase such as 'that is why' at the beginning of the second clause. Don't say, for example, 'Because you have been very ill, that is why you will understand how I feel'. You simply say 'Because you have been very ill, you will understand how I feel'.
You can use because of before a noun phrase when you are giving the reason for something.
I came because you asked me to → vine porque me lo pediste
because he was ill he couldn't go → no pudo ir por estar enfermo
just because he has two cars he thinks he's somebody → sólo porque tiene dos coches se cree todo un personaje