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Take the phrase:
"Just because it's half past nine doesn't mean the party's started."
or
"Just because she said he did it doesn't mean he's guilty."

Does the clause from "because...did it" act properly as a subject? In other words, is that sentence perfectly fine grammatically, or would one be better off saying: "Just because she said he did it, that doesn't mean he's guilty," from a technical standpoint?
If both are acceptable, which is the better choice for someone writing professionally? Or is there a better suggestion besides both of these?

Thanks for the help.
- EF
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AnonymousTake the phrase:
"Just because it's half past nine doesn't mean the party's started."
or
"Just because she said he did it doesn't mean he's guilty."

Does the clause from "because...did it" act properly as a subject? In other words, is that sentence perfectly fine grammatically, or would one be better off saying: "Just because she said he did it, that doesn't mean he's guilty," from a technical standpoint?
If both are acceptable, which is the better choice for someone writing professionally? Or is there a better suggestion besides both of these?

Thanks for the help.
- EF

I find the sentence in yellow to be perfectly correct. I don't care for the sentence in orange, though I think it is possibly correct. Different punctuaion ( a dash) might make it even more acceptable.
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Does the clause from "because...did it" act properly as a subject? Yes. In other words, is that sentence perfectly fine grammatically Yes. , or would one be better off saying: "Just because she said he did it, that doesn't mean he's guilty," from a technical standpoint? No.
If both are acceptable, which is the better choice for someone writing professionally? The first. Or is there a better suggestion besides both of these? Not really.

CJ