Question by  Matt (13)

Is it okay to start a sentence with because?


Answer by  John (9008)

A sentence can begin with because, but you must include a second clause. For example, "Because I said so" is not a sentence. However, "Because it was raining, the baseball game was cancelled" is acceptable. A good rule to follow is that if you do not need a comma, it is probably a sentence fragment if you start with because.

Reply by calcutta (168):
wow, thats a great way to remember the rule. i always could tell when sentences were correct or incorrect, but now i have a firm rule to turn to... thanks!  add a comment

Answer by  4lizzieb (120)

When I was teaching, I would not let the students do it, because it is technically difficult to use correctly in that way. On the other hand, as a writer, I use the language as a tool, and so I take liberties like that all the time.


Answer by  AshleySarah (3)

You can start a sentence with because, if you do it correctly. However, if you do it incorrectly you can't start a sentence with because. It all depends on how you use the word because. I hope I helped you. Thank You, Ashley Sarah Ann (13 years old)


Answer by  turkanswerer (27)

When using the word "because" to begin a sentence, it is important to remember the proper grammatical use of phrases and punctuation. It is used to describe an outcome.

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