because of

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I 'm trying to figure out how to say "because of," as in:

I never knew this could come to pass because of a person who is a total stranger

At this point am just using the word por

No sabía nunca que esto podia pasar por una persona que no conozco

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updated FEB 28, 2009
posted by The-Steve

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The most common use of "por" (when it doesn't refer to time or space) is to give reasons, like when you thank someone, and then you give the reason why you thanked this person (gracias por). Many people feel tempted to use more complicated alternatives, but this is the one we use the most, along its counterpart "porque" (a fusion of por + que), used when your reason requires a full clause with a finite verb.

updated FEB 28, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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Reply by lazarus1907 6 hours ago
Por is just fine here.

Thanks as always Lazarus,. I sometimes think I'll never get preposition usage down

updated FEB 28, 2009
posted by The-Steve
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Por is just fine here.

updated FEB 28, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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Gracias Q

Q said:

por causa de a causa de

por razón de

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updated FEB 28, 2009
posted by The-Steve
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por causa de
a causa de
por razón de

updated FEB 28, 2009
posted by 0074b507