Re: Can we start a sentence with "or" or "and" in a manual

Subject: Re: Can we start a sentence with "or" or "and" in a manual
From: Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp128 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, JennitaCatherine <Jennita -dot- Catherine -at- barco -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 05:56:04 -0800 (PST)

You CAN, of course, and it happens all the time, but the question is whether you SHOULD.  Same holds for starting a sentence with "however" in some schools of thought. While I think it all depends on your audience, I would suggest trying hard to find good alternatives. As David pointed out, anything that distracts your audience, such as a sentence structure that they find annoying, is generally not good technical writing practice.
 
Marguerite

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From: Catherine, Jennita <Jennita -dot- Catherine -at- barco -dot- com>
Subject: Can we start a sentence with "or" or "and" in a manual
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009, 1:46 AM



Hello there!

I am really confused with this... Can we start a sentence
with "and" or "or". Please let me know your suggestions.

Thanks much!
Jennita


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