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Can I start a sentence with BECAUSE?


Yes…and No!

We do NOT say:

“The party is going to be indoors. Because it is raining.”

“I’m not inviting Adam to the party. Because he’s a troublemaker.”

You DO say:

Because it is raining, we are having the party indoors.”

Because Adam is a troublemaker, I’m not inviting him to the party.”

RULE:

If you have a clause that starts with because, you also must have a main clause in the sentence.

main clause = a sentence that can stand on its own.

The main clause can come first or last, but if it comes last, you must use a comma.

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