Many learners of English ask the following questions: Can you start a sentence with as? Is it wrong to start a sentence with as? Can a statement start 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?
Yes, there is no harm in starting a sentence with as in writing as well as speaking, especially when as is used as a preposition or conjunction.
Can You Start a Sentence with As?
Generally, you can start a sentence with a conjunction like ‘as’.
Starting a sentence with ‘as’ as conjunction:
As means because; it states the reason for something.
As in examples:
- As I was really tired, I stopped driving.
- As I was feeling tired, I went to bed early.
- As we live near the school, we always go there on foot.
- As it was raining, I did not walk to school.
- As my son was ill, I called a doctor.
- As I had nothing to do yesterday, I I went out with some friends.
‘As’ in the sentences above means ‘because’.
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.
- As we walked along the street, we looked in the store windows.
- As I left, Tom arrived.
- As (= just as) I sat down, the phone rang.
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