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  1. Newbie
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    Beginning a sentence with 'and'

    Please can one start a sentence with 'and'? E.g. "The game was very interesting. And we were all eager to play it again and again."

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    Re: Beginning a sentence with 'and'

    Hi and welcome to Using English.

    In non-formal writing, you can start a sentence with "And."

    It becomes a matter of style which sentences you start this way.

    I personally don't find your example a good choice. I would just join them in one sentence and use the "and" as a normal conjunction.
    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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    Re: Beginning a sentence with 'and'

    I agree. You can start a sentence with "And", but your sentence is not a good place to do it.
    Similarly, you can start a sentence with "But", but here is not the place to do it.

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