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comma before "because"?

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comma before "because"?

by jameschanx » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:34 pm
I understand the concept of essential and non-essential modifier, but i am unable to apply it to "because"

It seems to mean the same thing to me whether you use comma or not. can someone give me solid examples for each cases? (without comma and with comma)

Both sentences below means the same to me.

i like her because she is sweet
i like her, because she is sweet


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by Alina Ross » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:06 am
To begin with the example you put up is a wrong one.
I like her because she is sweet is the correct sentence and in this sentence a comma must not be used.

I will provided you with a different example:

I knew that President Nixon would resign that morning, because my sister worked in the White House and she called me with the news.

Without the comma, the sentence might suggest that President Nixon resigned because my sister worked in the White House.

You get the difference???
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