Because Language

November 24, 2013 | 1

Because internet we have a new preposition. Yes, that’s right the word “because” is no longer a mere subordinating conjunction but also a preposition. We challenge someone to write an entire short story with this preposition or at least a poem because literature.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

One comment:

  1. I don’t buy that it’s a new proposition, it’s just an informal contraction, omitting the word ‘of’. Or moreover, using the word ‘because’ as if it meant ‘due to’. I know a person who does a similar thing with the word ‘as’ (“I’m not going to be free, as work.”)

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