In writing, is it appropriate to begin a sentence with alors or donc to mean "so"/"therefore"? For example:

Samedi dernier il a plu toute la journée. Alors/donc elle a décidé de rester à la maison et de faire la lessive.

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It is perfectly correct. Starting with alors/donc is a stylistic effect to insist that the second sentence is a consequence of the first.

I would say :

Alors elle a décidé ...


Elle a donc décidé ...


Donc elle a décidé ...

would be a little stronger, but it is more a matter or taste than anything else...

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