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    Beginning a sentence with a $ figure...

    Is this sentence illegal in the English Language "$20 will be given back.".

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    Re: Beginning a sentence with a $ figure...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Love
    Is this sentence illegal in the English Language "$20 will be given back.".
    Hi Tony,

    I can't see any reason why you shouldn't use that.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Re: Beginning a sentence with a $ figure...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Love
    Is this sentence illegal in the English Language "$20 will be given back.".
    There is no such thing as "illegal" in sentences, since there are no laws.

    In formal English, one would not begin a sentence with a dollar sign and a number. If one cannot rephrase the sentence, one can spell out "twenty dollars".

    In informal English it is fine.

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