Re: Things not to put after a full stop.

Subject: Re: Things not to put after a full stop.
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 07:24:21 -0600


Mark wrote:

>From my own memory/education, I never use And, As, But, Because...


As many have noted in this thread, language is flexible. Context is
everything, determining which usage is appropriate. You can start a
sentence with any of the words you listed. But it's up to you to determine
whether it's the most effective way to communicate your message.

Because most tech writing is not typically done in a casual conversational
tone, you'll probably not find a lot of instances where starting sentences
with these words is the best way to instruct and educate your reader.

But for marcom, and some of the more chatty tech writing situations (like
the "for dummies" series of books), this sort of writing is not only
appropriate, but required. And that's all I have to say.



-Keith Cronin
who used each of those words to begin sentences within this post


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