When A Sentence Starts With

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  1. Jeff Tracy

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    Some times you know it's going to be bad news before the sentence finishes ... For example ;
    1 ... About last night ...
    2 ... We need to talk ...
    3 ... My office - NOW ...
    4 ... With all due respect ...
    5 ... Someone told me ...
    6 ... This guy I know ...
    7 ... Your friend said ...
    8 ... It meant nothing ...
    9 ... We really appreciate what you've done 'BUT' ...
    10 ... No it wasn't better ... it was just different ...
    11 ... I'm saying this as your friend ...
    12 ... We are only trying to help you ...
    13 ... (DENTIST SAYS) ... This won't hurt a bit ...
    ...
    PLEASE ADD YOUR OWN EXAMPLES
     
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    It's not you..........
     
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    Nobody got hurt but...
     
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  4. Shirley Martin

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    I'm sorry but......
     
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    I wish you would have never....
     
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  6. Babs Hunt

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    Why?
     
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    I was only going to ...

    When he said you said ...

    It was ok, but then ...

     
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    Pretty much anything with a "but" negates whatever came before.
     
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    You think I'm WHAT?
    Frank
     
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    To tell the truth...

    We can still be friends....
     
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    Uh oh!

    You did what!

    Mom!
     
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    Vonnie..., says my husband. :D
     
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    I thought there might be a mistake on the Visa statement but.....
     
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  14. Shirley Martin

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    We regret to inform you.....
     
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    Hate to tell you this , but!!
     
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    Or mistaken placement of a comma

    She had freckles on her but, she was pretty........................
     
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    We need to talk...
     
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  18. Shirley Martin

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    Where is Jeff Tracy?
     
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