What is a good way to start off a sentence?

Seven Effective Ways to Start a Sentence

  • Adjective (a word that modifies a noun) Example: Grateful, I sent a thank you note to the women who returned my lost cell phone.
  • Adverb (a word that modifies a verb)
  • Prepositional phrase (a phrase that starts with a preposition)
  • Infinitive phrase.
  • Gerund phrase.
  • Participle phrase.
  • Adverb clause.

Do you put a comma after and at the beginning of a sentence?

The word and is a conjunction, and when a conjunction joins two independent clauses, you should use a comma with it. The proper place for the comma is before the conjunction. Therefore, we need a comma before and. Don’t use a comma before and when one of the clauses it’s connecting is a dependent clause.

When to use a comma at the beginning of a sentence?

2. Use a comma after a dependent clause that starts a sentence. A dependent clause is a grammatical unit that contains both subject and verb but cannot stand on its own, like “When I went running …” Commas always follow these clauses at the start of a sentence.

How do you use the first place in a sentence?

1 —used at the end of a sentence to indicate what was true or what should have been done at the beginning of a situation We should never have gone there in the first place. I didn’t care much for the job in the first place.

What words do you use to start a sentence?

Example: Using Transition Words to Indicate Sequence/Order of Events

generally… furthermore… finally during
in the first place… also… lastly earlier
to be sure… additionally… lastly eventually
first… just in the same way… finally finally
basically… similarly… as well as first of all

Is there a comma after together?

No difference. Together is not a dependent clause, it’s just an adverb that’s been moved to the front of the sentence.

How do you start off a sentence without using I?

The Quick Fix

  1. Start with a prepositional phrase. A propositional phrase lets us know where the subject of the sentence is in time or space, or what the relationship is between two entities.
  2. Swap the clauses.
  3. Cut out unnecessary actions.
  4. Avoid filter phrases (I thought, I saw, I heard).