One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
There are two main kinds of conjunction.
You can have ice cream or strawberries.
He plays football and cricket.
The weather was cold but clear.
I waited at home until she arrived.
He went to bed because he was tired.
Starting a sentence with a conjunction
You might have been taught that it’s not good English to start a sentence with a conjunction such as and or but. It’s not grammatically incorrect to do so, however, and many respected writers use conjunctions at the start of a sentence to create a dramatic or forceful effect. For example:
Beginning a sentence with a conjunction can also be a useful way of conveying surprise:
And are you really going?
But didn’t she tell you?
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