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    Using 'and' at a start of a sentence - Greeting

    It is a pleasure to meet you.
    And you professor.


    I know it's unusual to use 'and' at the start of a sentence. But I have however seen this particular usage before, which is generally in a greeting, to reduce the repetitiveness I think.


    I think it sounds quite natural. But my concern is should it be a comma instead of a full stop?

    Full stops are used to end a thought/idea etc, but in this context I am unsure.

    I'd appreciate some input on this.

    Cheers

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    Re: Using 'and' at a start of a sentence - Greeting

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    It is a pleasure to meet you.
    And you professor.


    I know it's unusual to use 'and' at the start of a sentence. But I have however seen this particular usage before, which is generally in a greeting, to reduce the repetitiveness I think.


    I think it sounds quite natural. But my concern is should it be a comma instead of a full stop?

    Full stops are used to end a thought/idea etc, but in this context I am unsure.

    I'd appreciate some input on this.

    Cheers
    Are those two lines spoken by the same person, or is it a statement followed by a response? I'm not quite sure where you want to put the comma.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Using 'and' at a start of a sentence - Greeting

    Sorry, I should've clarified it better. Yes, it's said by 2 different people. I was thinking the comma should be placed after the first sentence.

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    Re: Using 'and' at a start of a sentence - Greeting

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    Sorry, I should've clarified it better. Yes, it's said by 2 different people. I was thinking the comma should be placed after the first sentence.
    No. It's a complete sentence that needs to end in a full stop (period).

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    Re: Using 'and' at a start of a sentence - Greeting

    If you were writing down a conversation between two people, then you would write:

    "It's a pleasure to meet you", said the professor. "And you, professor", said Sarah.

    or

    Two people spoke quietly in a corner of the room. I heard "It's a pleasure to meet you." "And you, professor."

    Their exchange went something like this - "It's a pleasure to meet you." "And you, professor."

    It would not be written down just as two straight sentences with no quotation marks and no other context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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