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Something like,

'Because' cannot be used in a sentence more than once because...

How to explain these sentences?

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Can you please provide a better explanation of your problem and the solution you need? Maybe it's just me, but I am not sure I grasped what you are asking... –  Alenanno May 10 '11 at 17:21
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Something like "Is this meaning okay: 'The police suck because they are bad because they only want my money'?", perhaps? –  Shathur May 10 '11 at 17:35
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On a totally unrelated note, a sentence should not end in because, because because is a conjunction. –  RegDwigнt May 10 '11 at 18:20
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@MrHen: I was trying to make a different point. But if you insist: it's hard to construct a sentence that mentions three time in a row the word because because because is a conjunction. –  RegDwigнt May 10 '11 at 18:51
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@Kirk, there are no grammatical rules that forbid any word from occurring twice in a sentence. Any word can occur multiple times in a sentence. –  nohat May 24 '11 at 6:49

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Because of this, and because of that, something happened.

That's a perfectly valid English sentence. It's a little flowery, something you might see in a book, but it's not wrong to use "because" twice. Others might prefer the following:

Because of this and that, something happened.

But it's just preference.

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It might also be repeated for dramatic effect: `Because our forefathers ate pie, because our children like pie, because scary clowns fear banana-creme pie -- for all these reasons, we must eat pie!" –  Will Martin May 10 '11 at 22:14
    
Dramatic effect: "If ever, oh ever, a Wiz there was The Wizard of Oz is one because Because, because, because, because, because... Because of the wonderful things he does." en.wikiquote.org/wiki/The_Wizard_of_Oz –  Wayfaring Stranger Jan 21 '12 at 18:35

Sometimes instead of:

"'Because' cannot be used in a sentence more than once because...."

I use a colon:

"'Because' cannot be used in a sentence more than once: it's repetitive and it puts the reader right to sleep."

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It doesn't sound good. Because, since, for, as are used to give reasons. for your example:

As (since, cause of) ..., 'Because' cannot be used in a sentence more than once.

OR

Because cannot be used in a sentence more than once, for ...

But because puts more emphasis on the reason!

Here is a good explanation.

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+1 for link. thanks –  igor May 10 '11 at 21:19

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