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    In American written English, can ‘also’ start a sentence?

    Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English says:

    In written English, avoid starting a sentence with also. Use furthermore/moreoverinstead.


    Does that talk about British written English?
    I wonder if also can start a sentence in American written English.

    Thanks.

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    Re: In American written English, can ‘also’ start a sentence?

    The key word is "avoid". It's not always totally wrong but, just like starting a sentence with certain conjunctions, it's not a good habit to get into. Certainly, as a student, you should find other ways to start your sentences until you become more proficient.

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    Re: In American written English, can ‘also’ start a sentence?

    As J&K implies, careful American writers avoid starting a sentence with also.
    I am not a teacher.

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