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What does "'cause" mean?

Vocabulary Word: 'cause

1. Definition (conj.) short for the word “because”

Examples I went home for lunch ‘cause I need to let the dog out.

Examples I went home for lunch because I need to let the dog out.

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2. Definition (expr.) short for because

Examples I like to exercise ‘cause I have more energy and feel healthier.

Examples I made dinner for you ‘cause you helped me move into my new apartment.

Examples I didn’t like that movie ‘cause it wasn’t realistic.

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pk371369

pk371369

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

tnx for your complete explain dear cause it was useful for me

03:53 AM Jun 03 2013 |

DAMAVAND

DAMAVAND

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

tell you dear, i meant when you want to use ” ‘cause” instead of “because”, you need use apostrophe ” ’ ” to show omitting part of it (in replace of be), so when you don’t see apostrophe in the begining of this word, you can realize it’s a verb or noun, neither conj nor expr.

12:02 PM Apr 15 2013 |

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sama.a

sama.a

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Your welcom dear sister,


Sorry DAMAVAND? I didnt get your question

11:19 AM Apr 15 2013 |

DAMAVAND

DAMAVAND

Iran, Islamic Republic Of


yes,thanks dear Sama, cause as a verb is without ’ in the begining, yes?


thanks again for complete explaining :)

10:42 AM Apr 15 2013 |

sama.a

sama.a

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Both “because” and “cause” can be used in formal speech but the diffrence is:


“Cause” can be verb and noun.


“Because” is subordinating conjuction which connects between two sentences and creats complex sentence.


E.g:


Poverty can cause corruption in some countries. (Verb)


Poverty can be the cause of corruption in some countries (Noun)


There is corruption in some countries because poverty dominances in society.



Sometimes in informal speech, “cause” can just be short form of “because”

10:16 AM Apr 15 2013 |

DAMAVAND

DAMAVAND

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

maybe, I thing so, thanks. I see ‘cause in poems and stories as well as speeches, but not sure for using it in other cases ;)

09:10 AM Apr 15 2013 |

MESS

MESS

Turkey

As far as I know, “because” is used in written texts, but ”’cause” is used in speech. So if you write ‘cause in an academic or formal paper, they will just ignore it and you will be out.

08:55 AM Apr 15 2013 |

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DAMAVAND

DAMAVAND

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

please someone answer me, i don’t know when “because” is used and when we should use ” ‘cause”, which difference is between them to use? 


is ‘cause used in informal?

08:52 AM Apr 15 2013 |

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