Can a sentence be started with because?
The reason you can’t usually start a sentence with “because” is because the sentence needs two parts for because to join together. Usually, “because” goes in between the two clauses, so if we start a sentence with “because” there is often only one clause in the sentence.
How is because used in a sentence?
Because has a straightforward job to do in the English language. It is one of several words and phrases used to introduce a “clause of purpose.” A clause beginning with because answers the question “Why?” and that clause is automatically subordinate to an independent clause.
What words are clauses?
A clause is a group of words that contains a verb (and usually other components too). A clause may form part of a sentence or it may be a complete sentence in itself. For example: He was eating a bacon sandwich.
How do you identify a clause in a sentence?
Steps to identifying clausesIdentify any verbs and verb phrases. A clause always contains at least one verb, typically a lexical verb. Identify any conjunctions. Check again.
Is it a phrase or a clause?
A clause is a group of words with a subject-verb unit; the 2nd group of words contains the subject-verb unit the bus goes, so it is a clause. A phrase is a group of words without a subject-verb unit. It has no verb, so it can’t have a subject-verb unit. It is a phrase.