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I realise that でも is only used at the start of a sentence whilst けど is only used to join 2 sentences. I have been chatting with lots of japanese and they always use けど to start a sentence after a fullstop. Question is, is my understanding flawed? Or is it just bad habit to use けど

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  • I think it's just colloquial usage of the word. In english we break grammar rules all the time as well. You're not supposed to use "but" or "and" in the beginning of the sentence, but we do anyways – Shurim Sep 16 '20 at 17:55
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けど is only used to join 2 sentences

けど is just a colloquial variant of けれども/けれど, and it can safely come at the beginning of a sentence. In monolingual dictionaries, it's categorized both as a 接続詞 (conjunction) and 接続助詞 (conjunctive particle), meaning it can be at the beginning of a sentence.

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