Thursday, April 12, 2007

Don't use However to start a sentence: use But instead

via Language Log

1 comment:

Aleph said...

"A student writer will almost invariably give however first position in a sentence...But [this word] works best if it is inside the sentence. Just exactly why this position is best is one of those stylistic mysteries that can't really be explained. It simply sounds better that way."

It sounds just fine to me, and I use it all the time.