Can you start a sentence with And or But?
Tolley makes an excellent point about controlling the use of "And" and "But" to start sentences. The best use for these as sentence starters is to give a sentence special emphasis. If we overuse it, then the "specialness" is lost.
Out of curiosity, I looked at my own writing. I use "and" as a sentence starter about once in every 300 sentences, or every 6000 words. "But" is used slightly more often, but that is another story.
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