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Is it wrong to start an English sentence with the word "And"?
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
No, it's not. English has seven coordinating conjunctions: "and," "but," "for," "yet," "so," "nor," and "or." When a coordinating conjunction introduces a clause, it is a coordinate clause, which is a type of main clause. Since a coordinate clause is a type of main clause and since a main clause can always stand on its own as a sentence, a coordinating conjunction, like "and," can start a sentence.
- 2 months ago
So, why do you think this?
- thejanithLv 72 months ago
Technically, it is no longer considered incorrect. It's still fairly poor style, though. If you are writing informally, it's ok. If you are submitting an official report or some such thing, starting sentences with any conjunction is best avoided.
- robert2020Lv 62 months ago
And can be used to start a new paragraph, as wellSource(s): Native American english speaker.
- GloriaLv 42 months ago
It is now acceptable to start a sentence with and, but, and other conjunctions.
- bluebellbkkLv 72 months ago
Don't do it in very formal or academic or legal writing.
It's absolutely fine in creative writing.
- Todd BloneLv 62 months ago
And it's wrong.
- garryLv 62 months ago
and , no , cant start a sentence with it its bad english , you know what you speak .
- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 72 months ago
It used to be, back in the day when I was in HS the teachers would all tell us it was wrong, but apparently there is no problem with it now.
- geezerLv 72 months ago
No .. it is not wrong .. and 'Anonymous' has explained WHY very well.