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In the sentence

a lot of our modern conveniences are contributing to our unhealthy lifestyle, for example we often use a car instead of walk to the local shops.

Is it correct to use a comma before for example?

It sounds more natural to to me to use a period and start a new sencence with for example, but isn't there a rule that says that it is gramatically wrong to start a new sentence with conjunction? Or maybe for example is not a conjunction? What about adding a comma after for example

Note that I am taking the IELTS exam, so I would like to know the "correct" way.

Thanks for your time.

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You definitely need a punctuation mark there, either a comma or a full stop. For the latter, see https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/can-i-start-a-sentence-with-a-conjunction

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  • A comma after "for example" would also be appropriate.
    – Hot Licks
    Jan 5, 2021 at 17:27

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