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Can a sentence start with “Because”

I would like to know if the next sentence is right: "Because in this case, both are spelled the same way"

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It really depends on what comes before it.

Read and read are confusing, because in this case they are spelt the same way.

Because shouldn't begin a sentence in this case, because that would needlessly break up the flow.

"Why are read and read confusing?"

"Because in this case they are spelt the same way."

There it is OK, because it is answering something.

  • Yikes, "spelt" That would be "spelled" in common U.S. English. – user8356 Feb 23 '15 at 14:59
  • Luckily, I'm neither common, nor from the US. – Matt E. Эллен Feb 23 '15 at 15:03

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