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Writing Shorter Sentences

Some useful advice from British local government (website here)!  And local government does not have the monopoly on writing sentences that are too wordy, alas.  Here’s what they say:

“The biggest problem with local government writing is the length of our sentences. Shorter sentences are easier to understand and more direct. If sentences are too long there’s a danger of losing the intended meaning – and losing your audience.

This page offers advice on writing shorter sentences and editing long ones. It looks at:

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