Because / Because of: Penggunaan, Contoh Kalimat, dan Soal

Penggunaan Because dan Because of

Because dan 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 reason. Because-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

contoh kalimat because dan because of dan artinya: He made bad financial decisions because of his ignorance. (Dia membuat keputusan keuangan yang buruk karena ketidaktahuannya.) He made bad financial decisions because he was uneducated about finance. (Dia membuat keputusan keuangan yang buruk karena dia kurang berpendidikan tentang keuangan.)

contoh kalimat because dan because of dan artinya

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

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Contoh Kalimat Because dan Because of dan Artinya

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

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.)

10 Contoh Soal Because vs. Because of

Ketik because atau because of untuk melengkapi kalimat di bawah ini.

  1. I brought my umbrella  I thought it would rain.

  2. Can the bank foreclose on my home  late payments?

  3. Your friend was fired  he used to late for work.

  4. She's angry with me  I didn't invite her to my wedding.

  5. My flight has been cancelled  bad weather.

  6. Will people be charged more for health insurance  they have pre-existing conditions?

  7.  not having much money, Dimas can only rent a cheap apartment.

  8. I made the chiffon cake  I thought you would like it.

  9. He chose to major in engineering  his father.

  10. We can celebrate independence day  them.

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References:

  1. Because, because of and cos, cos of. https://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. https://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.
  6. Because of/Because. http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-91529.php. Accessed on December 10, 2014.

0 thoughts on “Because / Because of: Penggunaan, Contoh Kalimat, dan Soal

  1. Wilma Yulia  

    Maaf banget Inleg baru balas. Segera setelah because of itu frasa Inleg, bukan subject dan verb.

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