You can start a sentence with ‘and’?

As I told you, I came back to write. I would speak about a great dilemma that gripping all we, today as yesterday: the use of the word ‘and’ at the initial of a sentence.
Write this it the good and delightful site ‘The Writer’ that I follow it from some day.
Ever, I had a belief that this word at the head of a phrases is right, so that nonetheless contrary ideas I continued to use it. Already in 1954 Sir Ernest Gowers has confirmed this question upon article ‘The Complete Plain Words in which the ‘(…) idea is now as good as dead”. This using ‘(…) may be a useful way of indicating that what you are about to say will reinforce what you have said’. In fact, an important example we can see on Genesis of the greatest book of all time: the Bible.

‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
And the evening and the morning were the first day.’

What more example we may find to work out this doubt about the using of ‘and’?
I’m thinking that it’s right. And you?

Source: ‘And’ and ‘but’: why it’s okay to start a sentence with a conjunction.



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