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    Because Peter had not returned his books in time

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Because Peter had not returned his books in time, he had to pay an overdue charge.

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    #2

    Re: Because Peter had not returned his books in time

    It's okay. Can you use "because" to rephrase it without a comma?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Because Peter had not returned his books in time

    Would it be correct if I rephrase my sentence like this?

    Peter had to pay an overdue charge because he had not returned his books in time.

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    Re: Because Peter had not returned his books in time

    Yes. That's exactly what I had in mind.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Because Peter had not returned his books in time

    You could also say "he did not return..."

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