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Subject:Re: long sentences From:"Westra, Kayla L." <13718westr -at- KCPBLDG01 -dot- BV -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 18 Aug 1994 16:25:00 CDT
My basic rule is "one idea per sentence, one related idea per paragraph."
Works for me.
13718westr -at- kcpbldg01 -dot- bv -dot- com
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To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: long sentences
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 1994 3:42PM
I have a question for the group. How do you revise long sentences? My
writing can include long sentences. I write by using a method that involves
asking myself questions. To split a sentence up into two or more sentences,
I ask myself these questions:
1.) Do I need to split the sentence? I don't split long sentences that
have the following format S-V-words: list. I don't have any other
questions to ask regarding spliting this sentence.
2.) Is there a semi-colon in the sentence?
3.) Can I eliminate the sentence by placing information in a table?