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Okay, so I was having this discussion the other day about the use of conjunctions at the beginning of a sentence. In my grammar school days, I was always taught that this was a big no-no. While doing some "research" on the 'net though, it seems that this is more of a guideline than a hard and fast rule. Does anyone have the answer? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Sounds like language fascism to me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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And here I thought it was perfectly okay.
 

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It's considered technically incorrect, but context and style can make all the difference. I wouldn't dream of doing it in a court brief, but in a short story it might be fine. I think Sarahjayn hit it right on the head. You teach the kids the technical rules first, and then later then they can learn from experience when it's OK to break them.
 
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