Because / Because of

Soal Because vs. Because of

Penggunaan Because dan Because of

Baik because maupun because of sama-sama dapat digunakan untuk menyatakan alasan (reason).

Namun penggunaan keduanya berbeda di dalam kalimat karena because merupakan subordinate conjunction sedangkan because of merupakan two-word preposition.

Because diikuti clause (subject + predicate) yang memuat reasonBecause-clause secara grammatical tidak dapat berdiri sendiri. Harus ada main clause (memuat result) bersamanya untuk dapat dipahami secara utuh. Because-clause mungkin ditempatkan di awal atau di akhir kalimat. Jika ditempatkan di awal kalimat, koma disematkan setelahnya.

because-clause, main clause
main clause + because-clause

Because of yang bermakna “by reason of” diikuti object-nya yang dapat berupa: noun (phrase), pronoun, atau verb-ing.

… because of + noun (phrase) / pronoun / verb-ing

Contoh Kalimat Because dan Because of

Because (of) Contoh Kalimat Because (of)
Because We are all here because today is your birthday.
(Kami semua disini karena hari ini hari ulang tahunmu.)
Because he didn’t feel well, he went to bed early.
(Karena dia tidak merasa sehat, dia pergi tidur lebih awal.)
Because of + noun phrase The productivity of maize and wheat may decline because of climate change.
(Produksi jagung dan gandum mungkin menurun karena perubahan iklim.)
because of + pronoun We are all here because of you.
(Kami semuanya ada disini karenamu.)
because + verb-ing Because of not feeling well, he went to bed early.
(Karena tidak merasa sehat, dia pergi tidur lebih awal.)

Cos

Cos merupakan kependekan dari because. Walaupun secara grammatical tidak tepat, namun cos biasa digunakan pada informal situation baik writing maupun speaking.

Contoh Kalimat Cos:

A Why does my smartphone phone battery die so fast?
(Mengapa baterai hape android saya mati dengan cepat?)
B Cos you don’t enable battery saving mode.
(Karena kamu tidak mengaktifkan mode hemat baterai.)

Soal Because vs. Because of

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References:

  1. Because, because of and cos, cos of. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/because-because-of-and-cos-cos-of. Accessed on September 7, 2014.
  2. Because / Because of. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/165_gramchallenge10/. Accessed on September 7, 2014.
  3. Because of. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/because%20of. Accessed on September 7, 2014.
  4. Cos. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/cos. Accessed on September 7, 2014.
  5. Cos. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/cos#cos-3. Accessed on September 7, 2014.

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