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a grammar problem about "But, And,"

Luke

Luke

China

my teacher told me that don’t use “But, or And” to begin a sentence. Is it right? Thank you.

06:54 AM May 04 2006 |

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Luke

Luke

China

I AM WAITING, PLEASURE.

07:02 AM May 04 2006 |

Luke

Luke

China

please

07:05 AM May 04 2006 |

zzcfl

China

I think its right~

07:28 AM May 04 2006 |

minhkhanh

minhkhanh

Viet Nam

hi! i have the same problem !
In my poin, it’s right beace “But, And” use when connect some of sentences . that’s we can’t use to begin a sentence! we can use them to behind comma

04:00 PM May 04 2006 |

episod

episod

United States

It is true, the use of the words “but” and “and” to start a sentence in written English is looked down upon. The reason is that it almost automatically renders a sentence into a sentence fragment, where it is only a portion of a thought instead of the complete thought.
But all rules are made to be broken.
And all broken rules are made new again.

04:05 PM May 04 2006 |

panglossian

United States

The general rule is don’t begin a sentence with “but” or “and” unless you are very confident in your English skills. I found many examples in textbooks and articles where people begin sentences with “and.”

If you’re uncertain about how to use “and” or “but” to begin a sentence, you can use “However” instead of “but” and “In addition to” or “Also” instead of “and”.

02:59 PM May 05 2006 |

Luke

Luke

China

Thank you all.

05:34 AM May 06 2006 |

ajithassociates@yahoo.co.in

Ireland

But or And is the continuation of something.  Offence is better than defence.  Start your own talk without merely replying.

05:12 AM Oct 04 2007 |

kochin

Trinidad and Tobago

I never use "and" to begin a sentence.

Sentences should not be more than two lines of typewritten text. If it is and you have used and more than twice, you need to more than one sentence. Also a sentence is supposed to express a complete thought.

You can use "but" to begin a sentence but I tend to use however.

In business writing it is usually better to just state your stance without a lot of ifs ands or buts. 

10:31 PM Oct 04 2007 |

SweetCarol

Philippines

Yes, don't use it to begin in sentence because  "But" and "and" is only a Prepositional word so you will use it only when you began to say a sentence.

 

06:18 PM Nov 16 2007 |