Wrong because of ‘because of’

😦 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.

@eapguru

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