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    Because A, B, so C

    If I write the sentence below, is it grammatically correct?

    Because it is too late, I cannot go out, so maybe we can discuss this matter online.
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    Re: Because A, B, so C

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    If I write Is the sentence below grammatical? , is it grammatically correct?

    Because it is too late, I cannot go out, so maybe we can discuss this matter online.
    Yes, it's grammatical.

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    Re: Because A, B, so C

    It's grammatical, but not very natural. A more natural way to say this is:

    "It's too late and I can't go out, so maybe we can discuss this matter online."


    The word "because" is used at the beginning of sentences far more often in Chinese than in English.
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Re: Because A, B, so C

    In Chinese, I would say something like 'It's too late; I wouldn't go out. Let's discuss this matter online.'
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 14-Sep-2017 at 21:07.
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    Re: Because A, B, so C

    1. Because it is too late for me to go out, maybe we can ...
    2. Maybe we can ... because it is too late for me to go out.
    3. It is too late for me to go out, so maybe we can ...


    I personally prefer #2 or #3.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 15-Sep-2017 at 11:15.

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    Re: Because A, B, so C

    I personally prefer 'as' to 'because'.
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