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The Destructors, is an unusually powerful film about a group

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The Destructors, is an unusually powerful film about a group of cruel and idle young boys who destroys an old man's home for no other reason but because it is beautiful.

Instead of because is THAT.

Could someone explain me this?
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The Destructors, is an unusually powerful film about a group of cruel and idle young boys who destroys an old man's home for no other reason but because it is beautiful.

Instead of because is THAT.

Could someone explain me this?
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Think about it this way. First of all, "not P but Q" is a parallel structure on the GMAT. P and Q must be in parallel.

A "because" clause provides a reason, an explanation for something, but in any sentence with the word "because", we couldn't just replace the entire "because" clause with the words "a reason" or "a [adjective] reason."
I am happy because they served ice cream today.
I am happy a good reason. :-(
We could make that second sentence work if we substituted in "for a good reason", "because of a good reason", etc. etc. The point is, we can't just eliminate a full "because" clause and replace it with the words "a reason". For related reasons, a "because" clause can never be in parallel with a noun like "reason."

In this sentence, we need something that could be interchangeable with "a [adjective] reason" ------- "for no other reason but a bad reason" --- that's somewhat redundant, but it demonstrates the kind of clause needed. We can't substitute a "because" clause for the part in green there. We need another kind of clause.

"A reason" is a noun, so we need a clause that acts as a noun --- these are called "substantive clause" or "noun clauses", and you can read about them here:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/substantiv ... -the-gmat/
The clause "that it is beautiful" is a substantive clause, so it can be in parallel to the words "no other reason."

Does all this make sense?

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The Destructors, is an unusually powerful film about a group of cruel and idle young boys who destroys an old man's home for no other reason but because it is beautiful.

Not sure if you mean, to use "that" instead of "because"

Here is what I think....

To use "that" it will simply act as a connector to previous dependent clause starting with "who"
Also, "that" can be correctly used with restrictive clauses/essential modifiers

In context to both these, "that" can be used instead of "because". However use of "because" followed by clause with subject and verb is also appropriate
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