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5 Ways to Streamline Sentences: Cut a Word, Increase Comprehension

September 1, 2015

Here’s the problem with long sentences: Every time you add a word, you reduce comprehension.

Let your sentences sprawl, and the subject, verb and object get too far away from each other. Your readers have to fly to JFK to pick up the subject, Uber to Chelsea to grab the verb and hightail it to the Upper East Side to find the object. Then there’s the job of restringing these elements together so readers can figure out who’s doing what to whom.

To craft messages that communicate rather than discombobulate, here are five ways to streamline sentences:

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