Perbedaan Because dan Because Of

2019.05.29
Perbedaan Because dan Because Of

Hi EFriends, pernahkah kamu menemukan kata because dan because of ketika belajar bahasa Inggris? Because dan because of sama-sama digunakan untuk menyatakan sebab akibat. Namun, meskipun sama-sama mengandung kata because, kedua kata ini ternyata berbeda loh. Apa saja perbedaan because dan because of? Yuk simak penjelasannya berikut ini ya.

Perbedaan Because dan Because of

Because

Because merupakan konjungsi (conjunction) atau kata penghubung yang menghubungkan 2 kalimat. Because tidak bisa berdiri sendiri sehingga harus diikuti oleh subject atau verb (kata kerja).

Contoh kalimat:

  • Henry is eating because he is hungry.
  • We don’t go to school because today is holiday.
  • Because he is afraid of the dark, he likes to have a light on in his bedroom at night.
  • Ron is late because he slept late last night.
  • Because the weather was bad, he decided to stay at office.

Terjemahan

  • Henry makan karena ia lapar.
  • Kami tidak pergi ke sekolah karena hari ini libur.
  • Karena ia takut gelap, ia menyalakan lampu di kamarnya di malam hari.
  • Ron datang terlambat karena semalam dia tidur terlalu malam.
  • Karena cuaca buruk, ia memutuskan untuk berada di kantor.

 

Because of

Because of merupakan preposisi yang menghubungkan 2 objek. Jika because diikuti oleh subject atau verb, because of harus diikuti oleh noun (kata benda) atau verb-ing.

Contoh kalimat

  • Because of the cold weather, we stayed home.
  • Last night Sarah couldn’t get to sleep because of the noise.
  • Because of feeling sick, Marry didn’t go to the supermarket.
  • She missed her flight because of her sister.
  • Jon stopped playing basketball because of his injured ankle.

Terjemahan

  • Karena cuaca dingin, kami berada di rumah.
  • Semalam Sarah tidak bisa tidur karena suara bising.
  • Karena sakit, Marry tidak pergi ke supermarket.
  • Ia ketinggalan pesawat karena adiknya.
  • Jon berhenti bermain basket karena pergelangan kakinya cidera.

Exercise

Practice makes perfect. Agar kamu semakin lancar memahami perbedaan because dan because of, yuk isi latihan soal tenses bahasa Inggris berikut

1. I was afraid to tell my mother _____ my test score is so bad.
2. We postponed our trip _____ the heavy snow.
3. _____ the elevator was broken, we had to walk up six flights of stairs.
4. The flood is coming to town ____ the rain.
5. I bring an umbrella ____ I think it will rain today.
6. Anne baked strawberry cheesecake ___ her mother asked her to make it.
7. Roddy and Billy went to swimming pool ____ the hot weather.
8. ____ my grandmother’s contribution to the society, the government gave her an award.
9. I almost gave up ____ the test was so hard.
10. Marry was almost late ____ the bad traffic.

Answer
1. because
2. because of
3. because
4. because of
5. because
6. because
7. because of
8. because of
9. because
10. because of