(But don’t tell your 3rd-grade teacher!)
I know. I know. Mrs. Webb, your third grade teacher, probably counseled you not to start sentences with conjunctions.
Mrs. Webb was wrong.
When you start with a conjunction, you break long sentences into short ones and move your message along more briskly.
Plus (see how I did that?), your third grade teacher is probably never going to read your copy.
So (see how I did it again?) go ahead: Move a linking word — and, or, also, but, so, then or plus — to the front of your sentence.
Want more ways to Cut Through the Clutter?
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