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    Starting a sentence with the word 'After'

    Can I start a sentence with the word 'After'? I cant find a list of words not to use at the begining of a sentence and im not sure if after sounds correct.

    e.g. After graduating from university with a first class honours degree in 2004, I began my career managing scientific research projects.

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    Re: Starting a sentence with the word 'After'

    That is totally fine.

    You are not supposed to start a sentence with and, but, or, nor in formal writing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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