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What is your favorite word in order to start a sentence?

  1. ocfireflies profile image78
    ocfirefliesposted 5 years ago

    What is your favorite word in order to start a sentence?

    "Imagine" is one of my favorite words in order to start a sentence.  Do you have a favorite word?  If so, what is it?

  2. ARUN KANTI profile image35
    ARUN KANTIposted 5 years ago

    'When'  is one of the favorite words I use to begin a sentence.

    1. ocfireflies profile image78
      ocfirefliesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Arun Kanti,
      Thank you for answering my question.  "When" is certainly a good place to start.

  3. Theater girl profile image76
    Theater girlposted 5 years ago

    I don't know if it is a favorite exactly, but "seriously?" is the way I seem to start most sentences these days!

    1. ocfireflies profile image78
      ocfirefliesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for responding.  In this day and time with so many pushing the envelope, "Seriously?" seems very appropriate.

    2. Theater girl profile image76
      Theater girlposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am not so young....but I spend my time with children, so perhaps that is it! Smiles as well! wink

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    I can't say I've ever thought about it. I would imagine it would be either "Dude".... or something unprintable.

    1. ocfireflies profile image78
      ocfirefliesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for responding.  You make me think that you must be a young person.  I had a student who used "Dude" a lot.  Just for fun, I would challenge him to include "Dudettes" as well.  Smiles.

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not as young as you think... I'm just a relic of the 80s, from whence "Dude" came. Dude.

    3. ocfireflies profile image78
      ocfirefliesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I did not realize "Dude" came into use in the 80s. Cool.

  5. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I have a bad habit of beginning a lot of sentences with "Actually..."  Not sure why.

    And if I plan to explain something, I usually start with, "Bear with me for a moment, we are going into left field..." meaning I am going to explain something by starting with something that may not immediately seem relevant but if they stick with me we will come back around and the whole thing will make sense.

    1. ocfireflies profile image78
      ocfirefliesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for responding.  I think writers like to take their audiences on a journey.  "Bear with me..." seems like a good place to start.

  6. Kevin Peter profile image70
    Kevin Peterposted 4 years ago

    I can't give a direct answer to this question as it is a bit confusing. I usually start sentences with words such as "Please", "Actually", "As you know", "I think..." etc. It depends upon the circumstance. But the word I use quiet often is "I think...". But I don't think that they are my favourite words.

    1. ocfireflies profile image78
      ocfirefliesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering my question.  I agree that the circumstances dictate how we start a sentence.  I suppose when I asked the question I was thinking in terms of creative writing.

  7. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 4 years ago

    I actually start most of my sentences with the character's name. "John went to the store. John saw Sally at the store. Sally said hello." It's incredibly distracting when it happens over and over again. A lot of my editing is just cutting out repetition.

    1. ocfireflies profile image78
      ocfirefliesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Great response.  Who is a good place to start.  And from my experience with editing, repetition is always on the cutting board, unless of course, one is using the repetition intentionally.  RE:  "I have a dream..."

  8. profile image50
    raluamposted 4 years ago

    Interesting words, share your favorite words at favoriteWords.com. I sincerely hope it meets everyone's expectations.

 
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