Breaking Up Long Sentences

  • Adrian Wallwork


Why is this chapter important? In his book, The Effective Communicator, John Adair reports that approximately 90% of people understand an 8-word sentence on first reading, but only about 4% understand a 27-word sentence first time around, especially if it is poorly punctuated.


Relative Clause Main Clause Subordinate Clause Short Sentence Full Stop 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Wallwork
    • 1
  1. 1.PisaItaly

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