Screwdog wrote:Hey there,
I think you might be thinking quia is a preposition when in fact it is a conjunction that simply means "because."
Well, actually I was wondering why the person I quoted had apparently used the accusative with quia, and whether it was a common usage. It seemed odd precisely because I thought quia was a conjunction meaning because.... All responses so far (and thank you for them) offer alternatives rather than explanations, so should I take it from that the original was incorrect?
By the way, I asked out of genuine curiosity, not to try to pick holes in anyone's grammar, a task for which I am wholly unqualified.