“Never start a sentence with ‘but’.”
But, I do, and it seems so right.
Sometimes, starting a sentence with ‘but’ is more impactful. The grammar police may frown, but the trend is catching on!
If you are still not too comfortable with starting a sentence with ‘but’, here is an alternative that you can use.
Start your sentence with ‘however’. A ‘but’ at the beginning of the sentence sounds like you are closing the door on any further discussion on the topic. ‘However’ sounds like you are providing an alternate solution.
I always begin a sentence with ‘but’ if I want to be emphatic, and use a ‘however’ if I am writing to a client or on a sensitive issue. So, I keep my audience in mind when I need to break this grammar rule. This is a golden rule that I never break!