Results 1 to 3 of 3

    • Join Date: Aug 2007
    • Posts: 30
    • Post Thanks / Like

    "For" = "because"?

    Does "for" at the beginning of a sentence mean "because"?
    If I remember correctly, "for" is a conjunctive adverb in this case; but what does it mean?


    For it is only by reconciling contradictions that power can be retained indefinitely.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 51,857
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Re: "For" = "because"?

    'For' can mean 'because' and not only at the neginning of a sentence. It probably does mean it here, but do you have the sentence that comes before it?

    • Join Date: Aug 2007
    • Posts: 30
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Re: "For" = "because"?

    Before it:"These contradictions are not accidental,nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink. For...."A novel by G.Orwell

Similar Threads

  1. "For" "To"
    By kooiu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24-Jul-2007, 14:35
  2. "for" or "to"
    By betterin in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 18-Apr-2007, 18:38
  3. with "for" or not
    By ripley in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Nov-2004, 13:42


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts