Do Not Begin a Sentence with “Because”

This had been what my English teacher told me however it is not always correct.

Example A:

Because I am tired.

A sentence must always be complete in thought. So if the sentence is like the one above, the meaning is not complete.

Example B:

Because his father won in the lottery, they are able to buy new house and car.

Though this sentence starts with “because”, the meaning of the sentence is complete.

The conjunction “because” is used to connect a dependent clause to an independent clause.
Because his father won in the lottery – is a dependent clause; although it has a subject “his father” and a verb “won“, it cannot stand alone as a sentence since the meaning is not complete. It needs an independent clause, “they are able to buy a new house and car“.

It is therefore conclude that we can begin our sentence with “because” as long as the meaning/thought of the sentence is complete.

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