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Can "because" come after "since?"

Here's an example sentence.

I don't like when you do that, because since it makes you look weird, it also makes me look weird when I'm with you.

Is there anything grammatically wrong with that sentence? "Since" after "because" works here, right?

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    In one of those contrived sentences such as "Because cannot be used after since, because it does not look right" – JoseK Apr 1 '11 at 8:56
  • Note that you may want to say "I don't like it when ...", depending on the level of formality and the location of your intended audience. – psmears Apr 1 '11 at 11:19
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It is grammatically fine, but it does sound awkward. To me it’s not the sequence because since so much as the multiple conditionals. It reminds me of sentences like I went, but I left my hat behind, but that’s OK. I would rephrase it.

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How about

I don't like when you do that. It makes you look weird, and it also makes me look weird when I'm with you.

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I don't like when you do that. It makes you look weird, which makes me look weird.

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In the example, "because" should be followed by a comma instead of being preceded by one.

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It is technically fine but, as most have already said, would benefit from rewording.

I would suggest employing a semi-colon between the parts, as shown below:

I don't like when you do that; since it makes you look weird, it also makes me look weird when I'm with you.

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