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The conjunction because introduces a direct reason for an occurrence or action: I was sleeping because I was tired. As and since are so casual as to imply merely circumstances attendant on the main statement: As (or since) I was tired, I was sleeping. The reason, proof, or justification introduced by for is like an afterthought or a parenthetical statement: I was famished, for I had not eaten all day. The more formal inasmuch as implies concession; the main statement is true in view of the circumstances introduced by this conjunction: Inasmuch as I was tired, it seemed best to sleep.

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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

Because he's joined the colors—he's not dead!Because he's found his duty—he's not lost!
WITH THE COLORSEVERARD JACK APPLETON
I will drive you over-because it is rather a lonesome walk for you.
THE COPY-CAT AND OTHER STORIESMARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN
He was silent; and presently she said: "I—the reason of it—my crying—is b-b-because I don't wish you to be unhappy."
THE YOUNGER SETROBERT W. CHAMBERS
Can you picture a room where the portires are all of different lengths?because the decorator had no sense of line value?
POLLY IN NEW YORKLILLIAN ELIZABETH ROY
At length she stammered: "I did not come b-because I simply couldn't stand it!"
THE FIGHTING CHANCEROBERT W. CHAMBERS
Nobody questioned, nobody wondered any more-because nobody had time to remember.
THE GLIMPSES OF THE MOONEDITH WHARTON
Have it which side you choose!because it really doesnt matter nowadays.
THE SORROWS OF SATANMARIE CORELLI
B-because of my f-friend Higgins I'll let y-you off this t-time, but remember the j-judge and let w-whiskey alone.
THE LUMBERJACK SKY PILOTTHOMAS D. WHITTLES
He was angry, too-more than angry-because he felt so helpless, a sensation that was new and stifling.
A CUMBERLAND VENDETTAJOHN FOX, JR.
So I said to Sloper, "Why, b-because they both get blown—in time!"
THE UNIVERSAL RECITERVARIOUS

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