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Can you start a sentence with as: 2 important meanings of as

Can you start a sentence with as?

Many learners of English ask the following questions: Can you start a sentence with as? Is it OK to start a sentence with as? Can I start a sentence with as? Can I use as in the beginning of a sentence?

can you start a sentence with as

As a matter of fact, there is no harm in starting a sentence with as in writing as well as speaking.

Can you start a sentence with as?

Starting a sentence with ‘as’ as conjunction:

  1. As means because; it states the reason for something.

As in examples:

  • As I was really tired, I stopped driving.
  • As it was raining, I did not walk to school.
  • As my son was ill, I called a doctor.

‘As’ in the sentences above means ‘because‘.

2. As means “while something else is happening”

 As in a sentence as a conjunction:

Here are some sentences starting with as:

  • As she grew older, she gained self-confidence.
  • As they got ready, their mum sat watching them.