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Do you think all of the conjunctions below are acceptable? I just feel that 'for' may not work. Thx!

Bullying is unacceptable because it is against the school rules. as since for??

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  • For is no longer in common use today in the sense of "because," other than in literary use. It's now only a preposition in general English writing. – Kris Jan 11 at 9:48
  • It's still grammatical, though. – Kris Jan 11 at 9:49
  • @Kris When did you decide it was no longer in common use, and whose permission did you get to abolish it for everyday purposes? – WS2 Jan 11 at 10:42
  • Thx for the input! I understand it now that ‘for’ is largely used as a preposition rather than a conjunction in modern day English. Thx! – Ed Chu Jan 11 at 23:57
  • @WS2 Whoa! Too fast! No homework done. "For conjunction literary Because; since" en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/for ; "d. In contrast, for (as conjunction) has declined virtually to extinction in the spoken language, as well as undergoing drastic reduction in the written language" nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-arts/english/icame-35/documents/… See also: macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/for .... – Kris Jan 14 at 12:01
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'Because', 'as' and 'since' are conjunctions.

'For' is a preposition.

So we can make only the following sentences:

Bullying is unacceptable BECAUSE it is against the school rules.

Bullying is unacceptable AS it is against the school rules.

Bullying is unacceptable SINCE it is against the school rules.

  • And how about "Why is it unacceptable? For it's against school rules." – WS2 Jan 11 at 10:44

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