Asked • 06/24/19

Starting a sentence with "rather"?

I've sometimes heard people use *rather* for connecting two sentences where the second one sets counterexample to something negated in the first.> This is not a meaningful sentence. Rather, it's an example.First, I would like to find out whether this is a proper usage of the word. Finally, if it is, I would like to find out how to properly write such sentences (the above example is likely grammatically incorrect). I am especially interested whether they can, or even should for that matter, be separated by a semicolon rather than by a period.

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Lois P. answered • 06/25/19

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