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  1. beachboy's Avatar
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    #1

    As / since

    He bought his mother flowers because it was her birthday.

    - Since it was his mother's birthday, he bought her flowers.
    - As it was his mother's birthday, he bought her flowers.

    Do "since" and "as" preferably appear at the beginning of sentences like these, in everyday English? Would it be wrong to invert the clauses?

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    #2

    Re: As / since

    All three are equally natural to my ear.

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    #3

    Re: As / since

    Yes, you can invert or reverse the order of the clauses and also use "because".
    I am not a teacher.

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