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Why is starting sentences with "And" a problem? "And" is a conjunction. Conjunctions are meant to join thoughts, ideas, phrases, actions. Placing "and" at the start of a sentence means it is joining nothing -- exactly opposite of its intended usage. Sentences that start with "And" are often "sentence fragments.&...


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General wisdom says starting sentences with conjunctions, conjunctive adverb, etc. can weaken your sentences, especially if done frequently in the same text. Plenty of good writers start sentences in this way. As with all general rules, you should understand why people say don't do it before you decide to break it. "Know the rules well, so you can break ...


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There are two parts to this question. One is about starting a sentence with 'and' and the second is about school. To take the second part first: at least in primary school, teachers try to get you to write what is considered to be Standard English. Standard English is what any English reader in any country could understand. There are certain 'rules' to ...


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I agree with the first comment. You can start a sentence with anything you like. In writing a story, sometimes it makes more sense or looks better if you break a few writing guidelines. You'll only piss off certain strict english majors. And in dialogue that's just how people talk. We use sentence fragments all the time, proper English syntax is so laborious ...


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