Perhaps some students are told not to begin a sentence with "because" to avoid sentence fragments
(something like "Because Mary and Samantha arrived at the bus station before noon" is a sentence fragment), but it is perfectly
acceptable to begin a sentence with "because" as long as the sentence is complete (as in "Because Mary and Samantha arrived at
the bus station before noon, I did not see them at the station.")
Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences from the Writing Center at Texas A & M This page was last updated on January 26, 2015 . Copyright Randy Rambo , 2012.
Actually, Franklin’s reputation regarding limiting sleep is closely akin to his reputation for frugality – "A penny saved is a penny earned," and all that. Sleep is something that is natural, but has the potential for being misused. (Too much of a good thing, in other words.) In Franklin’s day, industriousness and hard work were extremely important human virtues. Edison adopted Franklin’s philosophy as well, and in both cases, it was important for them to model their behavior in a way that suggested that they didn’t sleep very much . To them, it meant that they were diligent and demanding in their lives, and never lazy in any way. In Franklin’s autobiography, he explains his quest (tongue-in-cheek) for moral perfection. In his principles for order, Franklin offered appropriate activities for each hour of the day. In his thesis, Franklin allocated only 4 hours of sleep per night . This tenet is the most often quoted reference to the myth of Franklin’s lack of sleep .
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