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What is the difference between "because of" and "on account of"?

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    Structurally, they are used similarly.
    ex. I got caught because of bad planning
    I got caught on account of bad planning
    Both are used to describe something that results because of something else

    However, using account of is a very awkward way to say it. Most people will just use because or because of. Using account of is usually used by police officers when they charge you for breaking the law

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