The word FOR is most often used as a preposition, of course, but it does serve, on rare occasions, as a coordinating conjunction. Some people regard the conjunction for as rather highfalutin and literary, and it does tend to add a bit of weightiness to the text. Beginning a sentence with the conjunction "for" is probably not a good idea, except when you're singing "For he's a jolly good fellow. "For" has serious sequential implications and in its use the order of thoughts is more important than it is, say, with because or since . Its function is to introduce the reason for the preceding clause:
Subordinating conjunctions, also called subordinators, are conjunctions that join an independent clause and a dependent clause , and also introduce adverb clauses . The most common subordinating conjunctions in the English language include after , although , as , as far as , as if , as long as , as soon as , as though , because , before , even if , even though , every time , if , in order that , since , so , so that , than , though , unless , until , when , whenever , where , whereas , wherever , and while .
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