Choose an Appropriate Sentence Length
People write too long of sentences because they have too much to say and then it all gets blurred together and sounds super funny and then doesn’t make sense at all which confuses the reader which gives us a bad grade on the write up.
To improve the previous sentence:
People write too long of sentences because they have too much to say. The words get all blurred together, and they sound super funny. So, the sentence doesn’t make sense at all, which confuses the reader and gives us a bad grade on the write up.
Writing long sentences is boring. I like to write short sentences. Then I don’t have to worry about run-on sentences. I just have problems with commas.
To improve the previous sentences:
I like to write short sentences because long sentences are boring. If I write short sentences, I do not have to worry about run-on sentences. I simply have problems using commas.
For sentences that are too long and confusing, just break them up into smaller multiple ones that are easier to follow. Sentences with over 35 words are generally too long. For sentences that are too short and choppy, combine them with the appropriate punctuation(s) and/or conjunctions. Sentences that are less than 15 words are generally too short.
Sentences that contain 15-20 words are effective for most technical communication.