AP style change: You can now start a sentence with ‘hopefully’
Critics say it’s a lazy habit for writers.
A tweet from AP Stylebook rocked the strong, but ever shrinking community of strict language enthusiasts. It said: Hopefully, you will appreciate this style update, announced at #aces2012 . We now support the modern usage of hopefully: it's hoped, we hope. — AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) April 17, 2012 That means—just as the AP Stylebook did in its tweet—you can begin sentences with “hopefully,” which is an adverb, and insulate yourself against attacks from read more...
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