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Successful Global Email Series 28: Limit sentence length


Successful Global Email Series 28:
Limit sentence length

The longest sentence we have seen was 56 words. Note that long sentences are tiring and confusing. Of course, sentences longer than 20 words are not necessarily wrong, but try to keep them shorter for the sake of clarity and for those non-native English readers of your reports. One good technique is to cut those long sentences and then connect with transitions that will better guide the readers through your text. This long preceding sentence can be transformed into two shorter sentences: “One good technique is to cut those long sentences and then connect with transitions. As a result, you will better guide the readers through your text.”