poohbcarrot wrote:Also you shouldn't use state verbs in the continuous form. But McDonalds slogan is, "I'm loving it!" which as far as I know is completely grammatically crap.
Jan Van Quirm wrote:... shouldn't it be - completely crap grammatically?
Calon wrote:Knowing as I do this forums general brainy-ness I wish to ask a question about the English language. It may sound basic but I have been in argument over the point for too long. Extended rounds of guiness never help. The question is this...Is it right and proper to start a sentence with And ?
Your help will be warmly welcomed and will more than likely prevent a punch up
Peace and Love
poohbcarrot wrote:Next time you're in the pub necking Guinness, whip out a mini dictionary and;
If you look up "and" in the dictionary, it says it's a conjunction.
If you look up "conjunction" in the dictionary it says a word that joins phrases or sentences eg; but, or etc
You prove your point
swreader wrote:Sorry Pooh, according to Webster's dictonary, a conjunction is: "an uninfected linguistic form that joins together sentences, clauses, phrases or words."
It is thus perfectly proper to begin a sentence with a conjunction--assuming that stylistically one wishes to join ideas together. Or, as with "but," one may wish to make a distinction from the preceeding sentence.
Thus, one may wish to express one idea in a simple sentence. And one may wish to amplify it with a further exploration in one or more sentences. But one may also wish to point out an important distinction later in the paragraph!
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