Grammar 10


Starting a Sentence with a Fanboy

Can you start a sentence with a fanboy?

Yes. Professional writers do it all the time. Here are some examples:

Granted, some of these sentences might work better as compound sentences.

But it's okay to occasionally start a sentence (or a paragraph) with a Fanboy.

And if an English teacher ever tells you that you can't, tell them to go jump in a lake.

Reminder: There are seven fanboys altogether, but by far the most common are "and" and "but".

  • for
  • and
  • nor
  • but
  • or
  • yet
  • so



Instructions for the Quiz

You will be given a compound sentence. Your job is to split it up into two separate sentences.

Here is an example, with the answers already filled in:


Olivia turned in her application, but she forgot to include the fee.


Olivia turned in her application. But she forgot to include the fee.

2. He was tired, and he had a headache.

He was tired. And he had a headache.

3. Tom studied a lot, but he didn't pass the test.

Tom studied a lot. But he didn't pass the test.