How to start a sentence: Consider all your alternatives, and sprinkle in some conjunctions, too

By Bryan A. Garner, December 2017

As professional rhetoricians, readers of this column should know what the most important part of a sentence is: the end. Many writers mistakenly think it's the beginning: They begin a disproportionate number of sentences with the grammatical subject, and they rarely depart from the subject-verb-object pattern. Boring legal writers create paragraphs of sentence after sentence beginning with a client's or litigant's name; interesting writers, by.

Posted by Pete Agape at Dec 03, 2017 7:10 AMCategory: Law
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