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Re: My prediction: Online law schools will EVENTUALLY be recognized
« Reply #70 on: January 27, 2007, 08:05:22 PM »
thats actually good gramar dumb ass.

When you learn the plural of business at your ABA law school come back and criticize DL law schools

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/business

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Re: My prediction: Online law schools will EVENTUALLY be recognized
« Reply #71 on: January 27, 2007, 09:09:42 PM »
I am calling bs, first off most 75% never pass the bar.  Starting a sentence with AND indicates a lack of education, I highly doubt your claim of a full ride to an ABA school.  90% of new business's fail so I guess if you do the math most DLS will never pass the bar and those who do and start there own business will fail.  I passed my cpr test so I guess I am a doctor as I passed the test therefore I am qualified.

You can call whatever you want, but the simple fact is you CAN begin a sentence with a conjunction (you must be sure that what follows it is an independent clause, capable of standing alone as a sentence). 

Don't be jealous duckasourus.  Are you so insecure that you have to attack DL students?  I am willing to bet you are a bitter little man.

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Re: My prediction: Online law schools will EVENTUALLY be recognized
« Reply #72 on: January 27, 2007, 09:14:58 PM »
thats actually good gramar dumb ass.

When you learn the plural of business at your ABA law school come back and criticize DL law schools

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/business

LOL Yes.  Officially owned.

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Re: My prediction: Online law schools will EVENTUALLY be recognized
« Reply #73 on: January 27, 2007, 09:24:27 PM »
"there own business"...do you mean "their"?
"Thats actually good gramar"...do you mean "that's actually good grammar"?
Hope you all do better proofreading your exams...


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Re: My prediction: Online law schools will EVENTUALLY be recognized
« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2007, 03:09:05 AM »
;D

Good stuff!

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Re: My prediction: Online law schools will EVENTUALLY be recognized
« Reply #75 on: January 28, 2007, 05:43:58 AM »
wow the dls are soo defensive.  my guess is they are upset from not getting into an aba school.  I am not saying I agree with Duckasourur but he is right when he says you have a severe disadvantage compared to aba students.  I have to agree with the logic of why hire a non aba instead of an aba.

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Re: My prediction: Online law schools will EVENTUALLY be recognized
« Reply #76 on: January 28, 2007, 08:47:59 AM »
Starting a sentence with AND indicates a lack of education.

I can guess that at least someone hear learned grammar by using MS Word...  ::)

It is completely acceptable to being a sentence with And or But.

"TOMBSTONE: It's wrong to start a sentence with and or but.
        R.I.P. But why is it wrong? There's no law against occasionally using and or but to begin a sentence.

Over the years, some English teachers have enforced the notion that and and but should be used only to join elements within a sentence, not to join one sentence with another. Not so. It's been common practice to begin sentences with them since at least as far back as the tenth century. But don't overdo it or your writing will sound monotonous."

http://www.grammarphobia.com/grammar.html

Also, http://www-writing.berkeley.edu/wab/1-1-grammar.htm

duckasourus

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Re: My prediction: Online law schools will EVENTUALLY be recognized
« Reply #77 on: January 28, 2007, 09:38:47 AM »
you are qouting Berkeley, not exactely a neutral source,  AND is a connector and should not be used at the start of a sentence, please do it on your cover letter though so my secretary can rejcet you, granted my firm only interviews aba students.

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Re: My prediction: Online law schools will EVENTUALLY be recognized
« Reply #78 on: January 28, 2007, 12:36:15 PM »
Um...sure, whatever you say.

Those were a couple of internet sources I found.  I also own a grammar "handbook", and it also says sentences may begin with "and" and "but."  Several attorneys I have worked for have said the same.

And if you want any more proof that you're wrong, here you go:
http://www.businesswritingblog.com/business_writing/2005/11/but_its_okay_an.html
http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19961105
http://home.comcast.net/~garbl/stylemanual/myths.htm
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/nonerrors.html
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/sentences.htm
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/b.html

This is just from the first page of a google search.  Used sparingly, and or but can be an effective way to begin a sentence.

It's ok though.  I know you don't like to admit that you're wrong.

dorsia

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Re: My prediction: Online law schools will EVENTUALLY be recognized
« Reply #79 on: January 28, 2007, 12:47:53 PM »
Not to get too caught up with this argument, but using "and" to begin a sentence is perfectly acceptable.  See Chicago Manual of Style, R. 5.191.

On a completely different topic, however, I would advise not to begin a sentence with the word "however."  Use "but" instead.