And the answer is yes.

uktous

Senior Member
cantonese
Hi,

Question:
Could you please explain the usage of "and" in my sentence.

Sentence:

"The question often arises in the general public: Can we do something about this. And the answer is yes.


My opinion:
The "and" is at the start of a sentence, so it is very special.
According to the following link, I think we can use meaning 9 - (used to introduce a consequence or conditional result):


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/and

Thanks
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    In practice, we quite often start sentences with "And", uktous: see start a sentence with And.

    And no, I don't think the "and" in your text is an example of the consequence/conditional result use of "and". A better example of that would be a mother saying to a child "Do that again and I'll send you straight to bed!"
     
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