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Letters: And this is how to start a sentence

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ARGUMENTS about “and/but” beginning a sentence, or prepositions ending one, are so much trivia (Letters, September 24, October 1, 4 & 5). The skilled orator can be trusted to manipulate languageand defy its conventions, if he chooses, in the interests of special effect. One thinks of Churchill’s witticism about terminal prepositions: “What a silly rule up with which we must put.” .

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