Wrong because of ‘because of’

Posted by on March 12th, 2016 | 0 comments | cause effect, grammar, IELTS, speaking, vocabulary, writing

These problems have become more serious because of the government have failed to end corruption.

Ok, so there’s a problem here because of ‘because of’!
It should read:

  • These problems have become more serious because the government have failed to end corruption.

Just follow this rule:

  • because + cause sentence
  • because of + cause noun

If you really want to use because of then you might write:

  • These problems have become more serious because of the government’s failure to end corruption.

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