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    Co-Workers disagree, please correct the following-

    1. Home is where patients want to be. And when your arranging long term therapy....

    isn't there something wrong with the preposition AND you never begin a sentence with AND!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jastincup View Post
    Co-Workers disagree, please correct the following-

    1. Home is where patients want to be. And when you're arranging long-term therapy....

    Isn't there something wrong with the conjunction AND? You never begin a sentence with AND! It's fine to start a sentence with "and." We do it when we want a very hard stop before it. In your example, it works.
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    Not a teacher but......

    'your' should be 'you are' or 'you're'. Your indicates possession not action.

    I was always taught never to start a sentence with 'and' (or but) and in this case I'd agree that your sentence is poorly constructed. In spoken English it would however be acceptable to start a sentence with and...... It can be used for emphasis.

    I might want to tell you that I love you. And I may want you to know that your beauty hypnotises me. And I may want you to know that I dream about you. But I'm scared to tell you these things!

    The above paragraph is gramatically non-standard but in my opinion acceptable and effective use of English. I would certainly speak in such a manner.


    Quote Originally Posted by jastincup View Post
    Co-Workers disagree, please correct the following-

    1. Home is where patients want to be. And when your arranging long term therapy....

    isn't there something wrong with the preposition AND you never begin a sentence with AND!!

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