CHAPTER14

Varying Sentence Structure

In This Chapter

  • Why and how to vary your sentences
  • The virtues of sentence variety
  • Using conjunctions and punctuation to join choppy sentences
  • Breaking up lengthy sentences with independent clauses

Obviously, grammar is important. If it wasn’t important, this book and other grammar books wouldn’t exist. If grammar didn’t matter, you could throw down words in any order at all.

But here’s a little secret: grammatically perfect writing can still be terrible. Grammar is an essential element of good writing, but it’s only the first step. You could even think of it as a prerequisite for good writing. Your writing ...

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