And is used to express also, in addition, moreover, then, besides, at the same time and plus.(conjunction)
See and in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME and, an < OE and, ond; akin to Ger und, OHG unti, OS endi, ON enn: the orig. meaning was “thereupon, then, next”
See and in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English; see en in Indo-European roots. Usage Note: It is frequently asserted that sentences beginning with and or but express “incomplete thoughts” and are therefore incorrect. But this rule has been ridiculed by grammarians for decades, and the stricture has been ignored by writers from Shakespeare to Joyce Carol Oates. When asked whether they paid attention to the rule in their own writing, 24 percent of the Usage Panel answered “always or usually,” 36 percent answered “sometimes,” and 40 percent answered “rarely or never.” See Usage Notes at both, but, with.
Origin: From and.
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