Commence with a conjunction, break it with bullets, more
I know, I know. Your third-grade teacher, Mrs. Webb, told you never to start a sentence with a conjunction.… Read the full article
How long should sentences be?
How long should sentences be? Take a tip from the pros at The New York Times, and keep sentences short.
We analyzed 99 stories in a recent edition of the Times.… Read the full article
‘The 25-word rule isn’t bad as long as you don’t follow it’
How short should sentences be? Ask the experts:
A “53-word sentence feels like my junk drawer — too much information crammed into too small a space.”
— Publication coach Daphne Gray-Grant
“For readable writing that doesn’t tax your readers, vary your sentence length, seek an average in the low 20s, and cut any sentence of 45 words or more.”
— Wayne Schiess, senior lecturer at The David J.… Read the full article
Nearly 140 years of research proves it
Here’s the problem with long sentences: Every time you add a word, you reduce comprehension. Add another one, reduce it even further.… Read the full article