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If "denn" is used, a main clause has to follow. On the other side, if the more usual "weil" is used, a sub-clause has to follow. When speaking ad-hoc, many people use "weil" but fail to build a correct sub-clause then - if you use "denn" instead, speaking correctly may be easier because of the main clause which has to follow. (My knowledge of english ...


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Deine Prämisse trifft nicht zu. Denn man kann das Wort »denn« durchaus auch am Beginn eines Satzes verwenden. Aber auch die Konjuktion »aber« kann einen Satz einleiten. Und sogar das Wort »und« kann am Beginn stehen, auch wenn das von vielen als schlechter Stil angesehen wird. Dass ein Satz mit »dass« beginnt, ist ebenso erlaubt. Davon abgesehen kann man ...


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There are only so many basic logical connections that basic concepts can have, and causality is one of the most obvious ones. And there are also only so many positions in a sentence structure that markers can fill. So I'd think that having similar sentence-initial causality markers could very well happen by accident even between languages that aren't as ...



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