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?


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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.