AP style change: You can now start a sentence with ‘hopefully’

Critics say it’s a lazy habit for writers.

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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

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