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    "Therefore" and "For" at the beginning of the sentence

    I'm doing an exercise with connectors and I'm not sure about two sentences:

    1. "For our car was late, we couldn't get where we needed on time". - I've read that opinions differ on whether you could use it at the beginning like that or not, but just at first sight, doest it sound ok?

    2. (pretty sure this one is totally wrong) - "Therefore he hated the staff, he decided to find another job."

    I know very well about other ways to say all that, but I have a limited amount of given words.
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    #2

    Re: "Therefore" and "For" at the beginning of the sentence

    They are both totally wrong.

    Is because one of your given words?

    That's the one you need.

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    #3

    Re: "Therefore" and "For" at the beginning of the sentence

    Yeah, but I have a ton of other cases where I need "because". I wouldn't even try to use these if I had choice.

    Ah well, thanks.

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    Re: "Therefore" and "For" at the beginning of the sentence

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    I am 99.99% certain that those two sentences are incorrect.

    Both sentences, I feel, need a simple "because."

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    I think that my neighbors are on vacation, for there are a lot of newspapers lying in front of their front door.

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