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Is it grammatically correct to start a sentence with "As also"?

I guess that the following example is not grammatically correct:

As also the product includes a clippy-like helper.

while this one is correct or sounds better at least:

Moreover, the product includes a clippy-like helper.

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    Many school teachers and style guides say to not start a sentence with a conjunction. 'As also' sounds more like a prepositional phrase; depending on the rest of the sentence this could be perfectly fine, or if the prepositional phrase stands alone, then not fine. – Mitch Feb 10 '15 at 16:35
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    Why would you want to include a "referenceless" As at the start of your first example? If you simply don't know normal English, perhaps you should be asking on English Language Learners – FumbleFingers Feb 10 '15 at 16:41
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    An alternate, though still not the best restatement, for that sentence would be, "Since the product includes a clippy-like helper, there is no need for a widget-driver." (Personally, I'm more confused by the "clippy-like helper"!) LOL! – Kristina Lopez Feb 10 '15 at 16:55
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    @Kristina Lopez: Presumably it means the crappy little animated "pop-up helper" Microsoft eventually had the grace to put down. – FumbleFingers Feb 10 '15 at 16:59
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    @bahrep: The thing is, you don't really provide enough context. If you're going to start a sentence with something like also, moreover, besides which, additionally, you must remember these words need to have something previously-mentioned that they can refer to. And even then they don't really mean much in a "product description" context, where every feature you mention (apart from the first one) could be made "attention-grabbingly emphatic" with some rubbish like "Not only does it have all those features! - it even has this one!" – FumbleFingers Feb 10 '15 at 18:20
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I'm not familiar with the formulation "as also", but because of the "as" I'm expecting something of the style

 As he can run 100 metres in 9.8 seconds he's a great addition to our relay team

that is I'm expecting the sentence to explain a consequence. You say that "Moreover" is an alternative, so I'm interpreting your intention is to expand on some previously defined product capabilities.

 Moreover, the product does XXX and YYYY

This is grammatical, but whether this works well depends upon the context. Marketing blurb can all too easily descend into a breathless list of positive attributes, linked with "In addition" and "Moreover". I would usually simply use a bullet list which then needs no connectors such as "in addition".

See this reference for some more examples.

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