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____ he had no money for a bus, he had to walk all the way home.

A. As
B. For

Note: What’s wrong with B? Can’t you start a sentence with “for”?

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    "as" is similar to "because" and "since" in this sentence. "for" doesn't convey the meaning of "because" in the same way.

    "For he had no money for a bus..." just doesn't sound right starting off a sentence. BUT, it could be okay if you switched the clauses around:

    For he had no money for a bus, he had to walk all the way home. <-- awkward
    He had to walk all the way home, for he had no money for a bus." <--- OK (weird, huh?)


    A different sentence that starts with "for":

    For having no money for a bus, he sure wore expensive clothes.

    It shows a kind of contrast.

    Yes!

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