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George Orwell thought a good sentence means trimming as many words as possible, Virginia Woolf found power in verbs, and Baldwin desired 'a sentence as clean as a bone.'

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How to write the perfect sentence

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A sentence is a living line of words with sense and sound. Beginner writers are often preoccupied with what they are trying to say and less about how that ...

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Verbs go beyond the "formal railway line of sentence" to help people "feel or think or dream", wrote Virginia Woolf. During the second world war, she wrote this s...

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Contemporary writers leave space and silence between their sentences. It helps the reader see the full stop. Sentences are not chained together like in the past.

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Many contemporary writers treat sentences as separate thoughts, then joins them with strong comparisons or contrast. This makes the sentences at the start and end of paragraphs vit...

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If sentences have enough life and interest in them, they will hold the reader's attention as it moves along.

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