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I heard the conjunction 'As' even when used to describe the reason for something implies it is happening at the same time. So, I'm wondering if the following sentence is a little strange to hear for the same reason.

  • As your dad studied hard back in high school, he has the right to tell you to do the same. (X / O) ?

If I replaced 'As' with 'Because' at the begining of the sentence, would it be correct grammatically?

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Yes, it would still be grammatically correct. The because clause in the beginning of a sentence gives extra focus to the reason.

Because breathing is something we do automatically, we rarely think about it. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/as-because-or-since

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