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Although the government argues that the new law is not driven by financial considerations, many analysts believe otherwise.
And, in times of economic crisis and austerity, there is no doubt that wider health reforms that the Spanish government is implementing are designed to reduce Spain's overall health bill.
Spain currently spends around 9.5% of GDP on healthcare per year, which is the average amount developed countries in the OECD spend. Britain spends around 12% of its GDP.
To start a sentence with the word 'And' is strange. How about the 2nd sentence of the above?
We don't start sentences with the conjunction 'and'.
Is it correct to write at the beginning of a sentence?
I agree with Jarek. I was going to say that in this context, 'and' means 'furthermore'.
Tina, it's fine to write 'and' at the beginning of a sentence when used like this.
Just don't do it too often.
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.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.