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Subject: Writing

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Is it okay to begin a sentence with the word "And"?

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Answer:

Great question! The answer varies depending on what you are writing. For academic papers and professional materials, it is not appropriate to begin a sentence with the word "And," as it is a conjunction which is used to connect two items or parts of a sentence. In order to ensure you are using complete sentences, you never want to begin a sentence with "and" as it implies that what follows is either an incomplete segment, or it unnecessarily precedes a complete sentence. However, when writing narratives, fiction, or poetry, it is okay to begin a sentence with a conjunction in order to make a point or surprise the reader. You just want to make sure it serves a purpose when you do it.

Subject: Library and Information Science

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When did Ronald Reagan die?

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Hi! Ronald Reagan passed away on June 5, 2004. He was 93 years old. For this and additional information, please visit https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ronald-Reagan

Subject: English

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How do I cite this resource: https://www.jstor.org/stable/23249770?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

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Excellent question. To begin, you'll need to find a couple of important pieces of information: author(s), title of the article, title of the journal, volume and number of the journal, page numbers, date of publication, a URL if applicable, and the date of access. For the resource you have indicated, all of this information can be found on the article's page in the jstor database: Author: Jane F. Thrailkill Title: Pragmatism and the Evolutionary Child Journal: American Literary History Volume and Number: 24 and 2 Page numbers: 265-280 URL: www.jstor.org/stable/23249770 Date of Access: When did you last access this source? Now all we have to do is format it properly: Thrailkill, Jane F. “Pragmatism and the Evolutionary Child.” American Literary History, vol. 24, no. 2, 2012, pp. 265–280, www.jstor.org/stable/23249770, 10 October 2019. Please note the following when formatting MLA citations: the journal title should be italicized. In this case, that is American Literary History. In addition, the date at the end is based on the most recent date that the article has been accessed by you, the one citing it, so the date I have included should be changed. Be sure to double check that words are properly capitalized and double check when you use commas or periods. For more information on formatting MLA citations, I recommend the following resource: Purdue Owl Writing Lab Online at owl.purdue.edu I hope this helps!

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