Bloomberg’s reporters are not allowed to start a sentence with a “but”.
“Clauses that start with although, but, despite or however often confuse more than clarify, because the words connect dissimilar ideas in a single sentence,” writes Bloomberg’s editor-in-chief Matthew Winkler in his style book, The Bloomberg Way.
Instead, his solution is to break up the sentences into shorter ones, reports Business Insider.
But, according to Steven Pinker…
But there’s nothing wrong in beginning a sentence with a “but”. So says Steven Pinker, the eminent psychologist and one of the foremost writers on language. [Read more...]