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Questions tagged [sentence-starts]

Words that start a sentence, whether grammatically correct or not.

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Is it OK to omit some words in the beginning of list items?

Is it OK to omit some words in the beginning of list items? AdLib Music Synthesizer Card. Facts: Released in 1987. The first mass-market sound card for IBM PC compatible computers. The ...
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question structure - “For” - front or rear

How would you say that right? I would ask for an existing order. What would you need faster for ? For What would you need faster ? Thank you in advance for Tibor
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Is it acceptable to start a sentence with an adverb of frequency?

Daily the company sells millions of chocolate bars. The sentence sounds really odd to me but is it wrong?
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Can I start a sentence with about? [closed]

Can I start a sentence with 'about'? I am sending a mail to my professor and I was wondering How I should start the mail.
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Starting sentences with “which”

I don't know if this question really has an answer, but it's been bugging me for a while: When did it become fashionable to start sentences with the word "which"? Here's a short example: I drove ...
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Can you start a sentence with “her”? [closed]

Can someone please answer this burning question? Is the following sentence correct? Her and her voice were truly a gift.
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Beginning a sentence with “of”

Do these two sentences have the same meaning? Of this spiritual world, our world is an imperfect image. Our world is an imperfect image of this spiritual world.
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Can a sentence start with “The highest”

Can a sentence start with "The highest" in an academic paper? It sounds a bit strange. My original sentence is When the specificity values of the devices were evaluated, the highest specificity ...
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Can a sentence start with 'as' ? Is it okay? [closed]

Is it okay to use 'As' at the beginning of the sentence? Example: As there are lots of tourist facilities along the Mediterranean Region, as there are getting more every year.
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When is it OK to start a sentence with “But”? [duplicate]

Is starting a sentence with a "But" still bad? I know some Harvard graduates who are native English speakers and do this when they write. Is it acceptable now? What are some of the examples where "...
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'Nonetheless' at the beginning of a sentence? [closed]

In some nonetheless sentence examples, there is no sentence that begins with the word of nonetheless. Can one use "Nonetheless" at the beginning of a sentence as follows? It has been raining for a ...
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Can I use whereas at the start of a sentence [closed]

Can I use whereas at the start of a sentence?
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How to use “moving” at the beginning of a sentence?

"Moving to an iphone from a normal phone is easy." Is this sentence grammatically correct?
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Starting a sentence with “This because” or “This to”

Is it common to say the following: (assuming that both sentences are "too long" to combine into one). Or are there better ways to say these things? I prefer to go to work without my bags and to ...
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What does “For all the ~, S + V” mean?

Here are a few sentences with the structure, “For all the ~, S + V”. For all the controversies surrounding the so-called marketing stages or periods, Keith and others appear to have contributed a ...
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Is it recommended to remove articles from the beginning of a paragraph in academic writing?

I have the following sentence in the beginning of my abstract: The scattering of light due to the presence of aerosol particles along the path of light waves causes atmospheric haze in images. And ...
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Can you end one sentence with a word like 'biodiversity' and start the next sentence with the very same word, 'biodiversity'?

Is it possible to end a sentence with some word and then begin the next sentence with the same word? For example, The health of the environment is measured by its biodiversity. Biodiversity is .. ...
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Can you start a sentence with “especially”? [duplicate]

I have this sentence in a text: Especially the foreigners are a very important group which requires special treatment and representation. I feel it should read: The foreigners in particular ...
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How to prevent a sentence beginning with the word “The”? [closed]

I am writing a technical thesis and find myself using the word the an awful lot. Here are some examples (I spare the technical gibberish): The main purpose of the presented applications is to ...
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start a sentence with “Have been” [duplicate]

Is it correct to start a sentence with "Have been"? Have been looking into the issue since last week. edit: fixed missing word since.
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what is the meaning of these sentences? “You know where the drop is going down.”

A police man said this to a man, and I don't understand the bold part. I know Caruso is a rat and I'm gonna clean up this sewer. You know where the drop is going down. Now give it up. Hey, I'll ...
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Should I capitalize a word at the beginning of a sentence with a slash?

Sorry about the badly written title. Basically, I have this sentence: Clicking/Tapping on the icons brings up the DNA selection menu. Should tapping be capitalized in this situation?
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Can you start a sentence with the word key? [closed]

Can you start a sentence with the word key? The sentence is: Key to good analytical research is a safe well-equipped laboratory. I have a tendency to want to put The before key, but am uncertain ...
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“One such type of knowledge can be that the problem” vs “One example of such knowledge is a problem”

I have a paragraph that starts with the following In order to obtain a more accurate result, additional knowledge is required. My next line is as follows but it doesn't feel right... One such ...
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“If, however in advance one has knowledge…” vs “However, if in advance one has knowledge…”

I am trying to write a paper and and I am not sure of the correct phrasing of a particular sentence. Here is what I am currently using If, however, in advance one has knowledge of the material ...
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Starting a sentence with of [closed]

Can we start a sentence with 'of'. I have been working this poem and I am starting every sentence with of: "Of rotten eggs and gap-toothed grin. Of white lies and silly faces." Is it ...
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“We begin with” [closed]

I am a math major and I am trying to improve my writing skills, mostly for proofs but also for the overall betterment of my career. A lot of times in Math, the author will use the word "we" when ...
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Is it ok to use “follow” to start a sentence as an object? [closed]

I saw a sentence earlier today: Follow this checklist prior to embarking on your next camping trip to help you avoid running into problems during your trip away. I have a couple questions about ...
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Starting a text with “i.e.” [duplicate]

This is related to Can I start a sentence with "i.e."? so I'll use his sentence as an example. I agree that it should be a parenthetical statement, not a separate sentence (which is was the ...
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Starting a sentence with “and”-connected adverbs or adverbials

I want compare one thing with two other things, discussing their differences as follows. Balls are better than dice, since they provide better rollability. Moreover and in contrast to eggs, balls ...
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Is a sentence that is basically made of two sentences that only share an introductory element a run-on?

For example, "In the past, ten out of every fifty people died from natural causes and twenty out of every fifty people died from violence.
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Concluding vs Concludingly

My English teacher has taught me to use "Concluding" when writing the end part of certain texts (next to other words).Example: Concluding, we can say that... To me it somehow sounds curious. "...
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Choosing the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph

The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. I have to choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices ...
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Can you use “perhaps” at the beginning of a sentence and omit the verb?

For example: More students are emerging with A grades in A level exams. Perhaps as a result of sheer hard work and competition. More students are emerging with A grades in A level exams. This is ...
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What can I substitute for “A perfect example for this is”

I need a more sophisticated way of starting a sentence that uses soccer as a perfect example of an ancestral sport from china which evolved.
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I'm asking only because or i'm only asking because- what would be the proper or better sounding version [duplicate]

I seem to be excessively over analyzing the superior manner in which the sentence ought to begin. The proceeding phrases are what I need advice with, so as to decide the proper wording, to initiate ...
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Can I begin a sentence with, “Unless, that is …”?

Given a rather long sentence that finishes with something like: ... and therefore, you need not submit that form. Is it allowable to start the next sentence with, "Unless, that is, you .....", or ...
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Can you start a sentence with “Hopefully,…”? [duplicate]

I am studying for the SAT, and I learned just now that the following sentence is grammatically incorrect: Hopefully, we will be able to complete the building before the rainy season sets in. The ...
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-ly adverb at the beginning of the sentence

I once took a multiple choice exam where there was a section with all possible answers being made up of a single word, an -ly suffix adverb followed by a comma at the beginning of the sentence. ...
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Is it Correct To Start A Sentence With a Coordinate Conjunction [duplicate]

This seems to be argued back and forth by my Writing and Reading teachers. Here is the problem. For example I write this sentence: And I went to bed to get some sleep. Just a simple sentence with ...
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Is this really a dangling modifier?

In a paper I recently wrote about Dr. Martin Luther King, jr., I used the sentence: As a black man in the '40s, it was almost unheard of to go to college. Someone suggested to me that this ...
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Starting a sentence with “as also”? [closed]

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 ...
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Can “most of which” be used in the beginning of a sentence? [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity I would like to ask. By searching through the web I could not find an answer yet. Can "most of which" be used in the beginning of a sentence? Here is an example of a sentence ...
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Please find a word that it is not grammatically correct to begin a sentence or question? [closed]

Multiple questions herein ask "Is it grammatically correct to begin a sentence or question with X?" So, I'm definitively asking, are there any words for which it is absolutely not grammatically ...
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I am not sure whether to put a comma after “so”, which is at the beginning of a sentence

Some people say since "so" is a transitional word, it should have a comma after it like all the transitional words have. And some say if "so" is there for logical continuity, then no comma should be ...
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Alternative to beginning a sentence with “this”?

I have to write technical documents such as manuals, reports and journal articles. Recently, I find myself beginning sentences with "This" a lot of the time. For example, Deploy one marker buoy at ...
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Sentences start with Of

What is the meaning of of when it starts a sentence? For example, and what is the grammatically correct way to write a sentence starting with of?
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Is it possible to start a grammatically-correct English sentence with the word “Than”?

Question: Is it possible to start a grammatically-correct English sentence with the word "Than"? If no, what other English words share this property? Background: Trevor claimed that it is ...
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“What” = “the thing” in the beginning of the sentence

Is the sentence What he didn't know is that in the future (...) correct? The meaning should be similar to "The thing that he didn't know..."
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Why is “doesn't” a legitimate starting word for a sentence? [duplicate]

Doesn't is the contraction for does not. From my knowledge, the sentence Doesn't Tom like Sally? is legitimate. Why is this so? If I expand the sentence, it becomes Does not Tom like Sally? which ...