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I recently happened to read a debate between two hostile internet anonymous posters (which I cannot link to) in which both parties were trying to determine a modern-day answer to the following question:

"Is it grammatically correct to start a sentence with a conjunction?"

Example: "And the war ended almost as quickly as it had begun."

One side insisted that under no circumstances should you start a sentence with a conjunction. The other stated that modern-day grammar rules were not as strict and limited, and that conservative use of such a mechanic were acceptable in certain instances.

I've done some research and have my own opinion on the matter, but I'm curious what the consensus here would be. (Please feel free to quote sources and/or links if you have them!)

What do you think, writers?

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