Where vs Because - What's the difference?

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As conjunctions the difference between where and because

is that where is while on the contrary; although; whereas while because is by or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that.

As adverbs the difference between where and because

is that where is at what place; to what place; what place while because is (archaic) for the reason (that ).

As a pronoun where

is the place in which.

As a noun where

is the place in which something happens.

As a preposition because is

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where

English

Conjunction

(English Conjunctions)
  • While on the contrary; although; whereas.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • And flight and die is death destroying death; / Where fearing dying pays death servile breath.
  • * July 18 2012 , Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises [http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-dark-knight-rises-review-batman,82624/]
  • Where the Joker preys on our fears of random, irrational acts of terror, Bane has an all-consuming, dictatorial agenda that’s more stable and permanent, a New World Order that’s been planned out with the precision of a military coup.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-14, author=(Jonathan Freedland)
  • , volume=189, issue=1, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Obama's once hip brand is now tainted , passage=Now we are liberal with our innermost secrets, spraying them into the public ether with a generosity our forebears could not have imagined. Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet.}}
  • At or in which place or situation.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , title= Geothermal Energy , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Energy has seldom been found where we need it when we want it. Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame. With more settled people, animals were harnessed to capstans or caged in treadmills to turn grist into meal.}}
  • To which place or situation.
  • Wherever.
  • (legal) In a position, case, etc., in which.
  • Adverb

    (-)
  • At what place; to what place; what place.
  • Where are you?
    Where are you going?
    Where did you come from?
  • In what situation.
  • Where would we be without our parents?

    Pronoun

    (English Pronouns)
  • The place in which.
  • He lives within five miles of where he was born.

    Noun

    (-)
  • The place in which something happens.
  • A good article will cover the who, the what, the when, the where , the why and the how.
    Finding the nymph asleep in secret where . — Spenser.

    Derived terms

    * anywhere * elsewhere * everywhere * every which where * whereabouts * whereafter * whereagainst * wherealong * whereas * whereat * whereby * wherefore * wherefrom * wherein * whereinto * where it's at * whereness * wherenot * whereon * whereof * whereover * wheresoever * wherethan * wherethrough * whereto * wheretoward * whereunder * whereuntil * whereunto * whereupon * wherever * wherewith * wherewithin * wherewithal

    Statistics

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    because

    English

    Alternative forms

    * 'cause, cos, cuz, coz, 'cos, 'cuz, 'coz,

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (archaic) For the reason (that ).
  • * 1611 , Authorized King James Version of Genesis 2:3:
  • And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
  • On account (of''), for sake (''of ).
  • I ruined my life because of you!
  • Derived terms

    * because of * just because

    Conjunction

    (English Conjunctions)
  • By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=I was about to say that I had known the Celebrity from the time he wore kilts. But I see I will have to amend that, because he was not a celebrity then, nor, indeed, did he achieve fame until some time after I left New York for the West.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.}}
  • * , chapter=17
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=“Perhaps it is because I have been excommunicated. It's absurd, but I feel like the Jackdaw of Rheims.”  ¶ She winced and bowed her head. Each time that he spoke flippantly of the Church he caused her pain.}}
  • As is known, inferred, or determined from the fact that.
  • (obsolete) So that, in order that.
  • *, II.3.2:
  • Simonset the house on fire where he was born, because nobody should point at it.

    Synonyms

    * (for the reason that) therefore, since, for, for that, forthy, for sake, forwhy, as, inasmuch as, (mathematics symbol)

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • * 2012' October 20, "D.F. Manno" (username), ''GOP deadbeat dad: No abortion exceptions '''because SCIENCE!'', in alt.fan.cecil-adams, ''Usenet
  • * 2013' November 19, Megan Garber, ''English Has a New Preposition, '''Because Internet :
  • Linguists are recognizing the delightful evolution of the word "because."
    Let's start with the dull stuff, because pragmatism.
  • * 2013 December 6, (Donald Glover) ((Childish Gambino)), (Because the Internet)
  • Derived terms

    * because reasons

    Statistics

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    References

    * Glossa'', volume 17 (1997), page 175: cf. Emonds 1976:175 on the analysis of Modern English ''because as a preposition introducing a clause 200 English basic words