Alice went shopping.
She needed to buy bread.
Now let's use because to put the two sentences together.
Alice went shopping because she needed to buy bread.
We can also say it another way:
Because she needed to buy bread, Alice went shopping.
Notice that when you use because at the beginning of the sentence, you must use a comma (,) after the first part (which is called the adverb clause.)
I like butterflies. Why? They are pretty.
I like butterflies because they are pretty.
Because they are pretty, I like butterflies.
Now You Try...Rewrite the sentences connecting them with because in the middle and at the beginning.
1. Tommy doesn't like school. The other children tease him.
2. Michael works hard. He needs to earn money.
3. Jennifer eats chocolate everyday. She likes it.
4. All of the employees will have a party. It's the boss' birthday.