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    can you begin with and because

    Are "and ", "because " conjunctions?
    Can any sentence begin with them?

    In school we used to ask others to construct a sentence using the word "because" 3 times consecutively.
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    You cannot start a sentence with because becuse becuse is a conjunction.

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    Re: can you begin with and because

    People do and will continue to do so, but that doesn't mean you can't. You can as long as you know how to use that particular literary device.

    Standard English requires that you don't begin a sentence with because or and, especially in formal contexts, but that hasn't stopped poets, writers, and lyricists.

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    You shouldn't start a sentence with because, because because is a conjunction.


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    Re: can you begin with and because

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    People do and will continue to do so, but that doesn't mean you can't. You can as long as you know how to use that particular literary device.

    Standard English requires that you don't begin a sentence with because or and, especially in formal contexts, but that hasn't stopped poets, writers, and lyricists.

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    You shouldn't start a sentence with because, because because is a conjunction.
    Isn't it unnecessary to use a comma before the conjuction?

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    Re: can you begin with and because

    Quote Originally Posted by sameer1728 View Post
    Isn't it unnecessary to use a comma before the conjuction?
    The main clause contains a negated verb, shouldn't. Omit the comma and the sentence means,

    Ex: You shouldn't start a sentence with because (not) because because is a conjunction, but because because is, say, informal.

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