“Because of” should not be used to modify a sentence in the future tense, since it is a logical fallacy to impute a cause to something that is not (yet) true. Rather, a construction such as “due to” or “owing to” should be used, or the sentence should be rewritten to be more clear.I found this on Language Log. Allan Metcalf, previously on metafilter. Bonus: here's Metcalf's language limerick contest and results.
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