Monday’s Mistake for March 22, 2021: Don’t Start a Sentence with a Number

Monday’s Mistake for March 22, 2021: Don’t Start a Sentence with a Number

Here’s this week’s pop quiz! What’s wrong with this sentence? “2020 has been like the tornado in The Wizard of Oz, ripping us all up from our familiar lives and depositing us in a strange new world.” The answer? You can’t start a sentence with a number. If the writer had said… “The year 2020 has been like the tornado in The Wizard of Oz, ripping us all up from our familiar lives and depositing us in a strange new world” …it would be correctly written. If you find you’ve started a sentence with a number, it...