is a common conjunction
in the English
It is used to signify truth in both clauses
it is connected to. Unlike some other conjunctions however, such as but
, its conjunctions must always be in the same order:
clause conjunction clause
"This is an example and it is correct."
Other conjunctions may be connected in this way but and
may not be, in practice
"And this is an example, it is technically correct, but in practice it appears incorrect."
When heard, a previous sentence
is expected to be connected. The cause of this is possibly abundant use of the following syntax
A common, but incorrect, way of using and
. conjunction clause
"This is an example. And it is incorrect."
This, however, is technically
incorrect. The first clause has ended with a period
, then it is referenced
from the conjunction.
Oolong says "But there's some debate as to whether it is *really* incorrect to start a sentence with 'and' (in the 'clause. Conjunction, clause' form), I believe. There are times when it makes perfect sense and is quite hard to avoid, after all."