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    The answer for why

    Which of the following answer(s) are grammatically correct?

    Answer the following question in a complete sentence.
    Q: Did you enjoy your Easter holiday? Why?

    A1. Yes, because I went to Disneyland with my parents.
    A2. Yes, I did. Because I went to Disneyland with my parents.
    A3. Yes, I did because I went to Disneyland with my parents.

    Thanks!

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    Re: The answer for why

    Where did this question and list of answers come from?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: The answer for why

    Why don't you first tell us what your answer is?

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    Re: The answer for why

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Where did this question and list of answers come from?
    It is one of the questions from a test paper for students of 8 years old. English is their second language. The above are some of their answers.

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    Re: The answer for why

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Why don't you first tell us what your answer is?
    A3 is my correct answer. I wonder whether A1 and A2 are also correct.

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    Re: The answer for why

    OK, but you are their English teacher. You are supposed to know which of their answers is grammatically correct. How can you teach them otherwise?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The answer for why

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    OK, but you are their English teacher. You are supposed to know which of their answers is grammatically correct. How can you teach them otherwise?
    Yes, different students have different answers. It's easy to mark if I just put A3 is the only correct answer.
    I post the question here because I want to learn more or discuss the update usage of 'because' in a complete sentence!!!

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    Re: The answer for why

    Some writers choose to start sentences with conjunctions as a style choice. They are choosing to "break a rule."

    Such early learners need to know the rules. They can break them later. Don't mark the others as correct.

    "I enjoyed my vacation because my parents took me to Disney World" is a complete sentence.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: The answer for why

    Q1: Did you enjoy your Easter holiday?
    A1: Yes, I did.
    Q2: Why?
    A2: Because I went to Disneyland with my parents.

    Is A2 correct?

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    Re: The answer for why

    Yes, it is incorrect because there was only one question and the second sentence is incomplete.

    A1 did not answer the first part of the question diirectly.

    Tests can sometimes ask for the best answer, not necessarily any correct answer.

    'Because can be used at the beginning of a sentence provided there is a subordinate clause. The phrase 'update use of because' is wrong.
    I am not a teacher.

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