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Is it wrong to start an English sentence with the word "And"?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
    Favorite 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?

  • 2 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.

  • 2 months ago

    And can be used to start a new paragraph, as well

    Source(s): Native American english speaker.
  • Gloria
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    It is now acceptable to start a sentence with and, but, and other conjunctions.  

  • 2 months ago

    Don't do it in very formal or academic or legal writing.

    It's absolutely fine in creative writing.

  • 2 months ago

    And it's wrong.

  • garry
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    and , no , cant start a sentence with it its bad english , you know what you speak .

  • 2 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.

  • geezer
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No .. it is not wrong .. and 'Anonymous' has explained WHY very well.

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