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    #1

    "," and "because"

    Hi,

    Is there a comma before a "because" clause?

    Is this sentence correct: George was in bad mood, because he even didn't say good morning.Can I moit the comma? If I can, will that mean the same?

    Many thanks

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    #2

    Re: "," and "because"

    In a shorter sentence, you can usually omit a comma, but there is nothing wrong with using one.

    Your sentence has problems with the word "because" however. Not saying "good morning" is not the cause of his bad mood.

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    #3

    Re: "," and "because"

    In my opinion, you should omit the comma. It is rare to use a comma with a "because" clause at the end of a sentence.

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    #4

    Re: "," and "because"

    So, there's a comma when the because clause is at the begining of a sentence. For example, Because it is raining, we decide to stay home.
    But usually there's no comma at the end of a sentence: We decide to stay home because it is raining.
    Right?

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    Re: "," and "because"

    Yes. Your examples are correct.

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