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Starting Sentences With Because

Have you ever been taught the rule, “Never start a sentence with because?”

Because it’s a simple, easy-to-remember rule, many students will apply it to ACT English and SAT Writing questions without a second thought.

The rule may be well intentioned, but it’s wrong!

Try out this problem and then watch the video for more!

Note: This question is based on Old SAT Grammar questions, but the rule still applies to the New SAT and ACT, so you should try it regardless of the test you’re taking. Choose the choice below that best fixes the error in the original sentence; if the sentence contains no error, choose choice A (NO CHANGE).

because

Robert Schombs

About the Author:

I’m Rob Schombs, the founder of Reason Prep, creator of these videos, and your test prep tutor. I earned a BA in Chemistry (2006) and an MA in Science and Technology Studies (2009) from Cornell University. In 2010 I started tutoring SAT, ACT, math, chemistry, and writing full-time, and Reason Prep followed shortly after!

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