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A Clear Sentence

Posted: June 11, 2009 in How To
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“A clear sentence is no accident,” wrote William Zinsser in On Writing Well. We can’t write clearly unless we understand exactly what point we’re trying to get across. Take the sentence, “The dog ate the food.” That seems clear enough. But compare it to this: “The German Shepherd snapped up the scraps of rabbit meat his master tossed him over the rugged table.” That sentence tells me that the writer has a clearer grasp of what he’s trying to convey. (more…)