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I couldn't phone you because I hadn't got your number.
It's a really useful book because it explains everything very clearly.
The hotel's difficult to find because the road isn't signposted.
'Why all this fuss about security?' 'Because it's important.'
He's always criticizing me – maybe it's because I'm a woman.
Stacey retired in 1987, partly because of ill health.
Because of the Asian crisis, the company's profits fell by 15% during 1997.
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