Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    panosgr is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Greek
      • Home Country:
      • Greece
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    69
    Post Thanks / Like

    Question Can i start a sentence with the word "Namely" ?

    Hello all,

    Can i start a sentence with the word "Namely" ?

    thanks a lot in advance

  2. #2
    bhaisahab's Avatar
    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    22,318
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Can i start a sentence with the word "Namely" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by panosgr View Post
    Hello all,

    Can I start a sentence with the word "Namely"?

    Thanks a lot in advance.
    No.

  3. #3
    panosgr is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Greek
      • Home Country:
      • Greece
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    69
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Can i start a sentence with the word "Namely" ?

    What could I use instead of namely, with similar meaning, at the beginning of a sentence?

    Thanks

  4. #4
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,168
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Can i start a sentence with the word "Namely" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by panosgr View Post
    What could I use instead of namely, with similar meaning, at the beginning of a sentence?

    Thanks
    Nothing. The whole point about 'namely' (or any similar expressions) is that it introduces, in the same sentence, more information about something you have just mentioned.

  5. #5
    panosgr is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Greek
      • Home Country:
      • Greece
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    69
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Can i start a sentence with the word "Namely" ?

    ok, thanks

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-Feb-2009, 14:40
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 23-Nov-2007, 23:26
  3. Can a sentence start with "Due to"
    By murli_18@yahoo.com in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-May-2006, 13:56
  4. "start to learn" vs "start learning"
    By englishstudent in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-Oct-2005, 16:48
  5. "start + to + verb" and " start + present par
    By zeppy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Dec-2003, 20:37

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •