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Can “because” be used as a preposition?

I live in Asia. I’m inter­ested in English gram­mar. May I ask you a ques­tion? The word “because,” in stan­dard English usage, is a sub­or­di­nat­ing con­junc­tion. I hear some peo­ple use the “because” as if it were a prepo­si­tion. I was won­der­ing if you agreed to this usage.

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Farther or Further

Which is okay, or are they the same?

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Garden or Gardens?

I am the chair of our neigh­bor­hood gar­den tour com­mit­tee, and I have been asked can one say “gar­dens” when refer­ring to the dif­fer­ent type of gar­dens in their yards, or must they used “gar­den” to refer to the entire prop­erty. I think the use of “gar­dens” denote […]

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Then or Than

What are the rules for using “then” and “than”?

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Effect or Affect

Never sure when to use “effect” and when to use “affect”  Can you help?  

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