The word "because" is a heavily used word among learners of ESL. It is well know that if you want your English to sound better then you should use as many words as possible in your speech. Today we are looking at the word "because" and how we can replace it in order to make our English more varied.
"As" (as a conjunction), is the most used replacement for because.
As the restaurant was closed, we had dinner at home.
Because the restaurant was closed, we had dinner at home.
"As a result of" basically means "because of". It can also be replaced by "due to".
As a result of the terrorist attack, the airport was closed.
Because of the terrorist attack, the airport was closed.
The airport was closed due to the terrorist attack.
The word "since" is mostly used for referring to elapsed time but in many situations it is a very adequate replacement for "because".
Since I like you, I will help you.
Because I like you, I will help you.
"Thanks to" is the only one replacement of "because of" that I usually see being used by advance Vietnamese learners of English.
Thanks to your contribution, the website popularity has improved.
Because of your contribution, the website popularity has improved.
"Being" as a replacement for "because", can be seen in the example below. "Being" in this situation, can also be replaced by "as long as" and "considering that".
Being a teacher, I have to wear a tie.
As long as I am a teacher, I have to wear a tie.
Considering that I am a teacher, I have to wear a tie.
Because I am a teacher, I have to wear a tie.
"Seeing that" is a great replacement for "because" in so many situation and sometimes it sounds even better. Other two replacements for "seeing that", although not very popular, are "in view of" and "in as much as".
Seeing that you are coming over, I decided to cook your favorite food.
Because you are coming over, I decided to cook your favorite food.
"Through" is one of the few words that I personally avoid. It is just a personal matter that is related to my ability to remember words that are spelled with /th/ and /gh/ in the same word. However, "through" is a preposition that successfully can replace "because of" in many situations.
Through the efforts of these students, the park is clean now and the trees are replanted.
Because of the efforts of these students, the park is clean now and the trees are replanted.
Other possible replacements for “because” are: as things go, by case of, by reason of, by virtue of, considering, for, for the reason that, for the sake of, in as much as, in behalf of, in that, in the interest of, in view of, now that, on the grounds that, over, owing to, whereas, and probably many more.