table of content chapter 1616.2 conjunctions - causal relationship

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chapter 16: conjunctions

  16.2 conjunctions which establish a causal relationship between one action / event and another
  Inside the group of conjunctions that establish a causal relationship between the action / event of the main sentence and those of the causal clause we can distinguish two types. One type is to be used if the causal clause stand before the main clause and the other one which can be used in both cases, if the sentence starts with the casual clause and if the sentence starts with the main sentence.

The casual clause stands in front of the main sentence
  siccome = weil, da
  The casual clause can stand before or after the main sentence
  poiché = because, since, due to the fact that
perché = because, since, due to the fact that
giacché = because, since, due to the fact that
dacché = because, since, due to the fact that
visto che = because, since, due to the fact that
dato che = because, since, due to the fact that

The conjunction siccome can only be used if the sentence starts with casual clause.

Siccome sono un ingegnere io ho ragione e tu hai torto.
  Because I am an ingenieur I am right and you are wrong.
  Siccome sono un ingegnere, chiunque non lo sia è un idiota.
  Because I am an ingenieur everybody who is not an ingenieur is an idiot.

The conjunctions poichè, giacchè, dal momento che, dato che, visto che can be used in both cases, if the stentence starts with the causal clause or with the main sentence.
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