In grade school, many students are taught that it is
wrong to start a sentence with the word "because".
Why teachers perpetuate this "white lie" is because
young students often will write something like,
"today I went to the Park. Because it was sunny. I
had a swell time, "and believe that it is correct.
When students later go on to the middle or high
school, they will often stubbornly right person
properly begin a sentence with "because" and they
find it hard to accept the fact that they were
misinformed for so long.
This article shows you the steps to correctly start
a sentence with "because" and discusses the
linguistic why it may be correct to do so. You can
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1. Grammar, we have what are called independent
clauses and dependent clauses. An independent clause
in the simplest terms, is a group of words that form
a valid sentence on its own. An example would be, "Giada
threw mascarpone cheese in Rachael". The sentence
has a subject, a verb, and in this case, an object
2. A dependent clause is a group of words that do
not qualify even as a statement. This is often the
case when the term begins with a connection
(connection Word) as "because", or "If" or "when."
For example, the sentence, "Because I'm hungry" is
not a sentence on its own. It has a subject and
verb, which is all one sentence needs, but the fact
that it starts with a conjunction means that
something else, namely a self-contained provision
3. As a second example, the sentence "Although it
was a good day" is a dependent clause and not a
sentence on its own, but it will be a phrase, when
combined with the independent clause ", the Park was
completely empty.". We combine the dependent and
independent clauses with a comma.
4. In order to address the topic of the article, the
following statement is fully valid: "Because it was
raining, I decided to take my umbrella." It follows
the rule explained above. It is completely wrong to
say that it is not a statement, just because it
starts with the word "because".
5. Students and of course business writers should
feel completely fit with this concept. Writing
becomes more interesting when we use a combination
of dependent and independent clauses in accordance
with the grammatical rules. Due to this fact, we
should try to do it!