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Rule "Sentence starting with 'And' or 'But'"

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Description: Sentence starting with 'And' or 'But'
Message: While it is not exactly wrong, stylistically '\2' should only be used to start a sentence for dramatic effect and even then rarely.
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Link: https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2012/01/can-i-start-a-sentence-with-a-conjunction/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • And yes, it shows a lack of style to start a sentence with 'and'.
  • But it is not a great writing style to start a sentence with 'but'.
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Yes, it shows a lack of style to start a sentence with 'and'.
  • It is not a great writing style to start a sentence with 'but'.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: And [1]
Version: 4.6-SNAPSHOT (2019-06-15 20:30)