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In writing English, there is a comma before the word "because"? In portuguese we usually have a comma before "porque" or "pois". I suppose the rules are not the same for the two languages.

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    Here are the rules for using a comma with a because clause. http://wps.ablongman.com/long_faigley_penguinhb_1/7/1977/506141.cw/index.html%20parentloc

     

    It is not always necessary to have a comma and this will depend upon the structure of the sentence.

     

    No comma before "because" when the clause comes at the end of a sentence. If a sentence begins with the clause then there is a comma.
    I am sleepy because I stayed out all night.
    Because I stayed out all night, I am sleepy.

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