(with/for/because of) a bad cold

Discussion in 'English Only' started by 8769, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. 8769 Senior Member

    Japanese and Japan
    Are all, #1 through #3 below, correct for the blank below?
    1. with
    2. for
    3. because of

    Jack has been absent from school for more than a week ( ) a bad cold.

    I think #1 and #3 are correct, but I'm not sure if I'm correct.
  2. cyberpedant

    cyberpedant Senior Member

    North Adams, MA
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    You are, indeed, correct.

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