Writing at Work: How to Write Clearly, Effectively and Professionally

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Sentences

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The toolbox
Focus each sentence with one idea242
Maintain an average sentence length of 15–20 words244
Vary your sentence lengths244

The living language
Add a rhetorical touch245
Use parallelism for rhythm and balance246
Emphasise a point through repetition247
Use apposition for variety and emphasis249
Insert parentheses with caution250

Power tools
Vary the sentence types in your documents252
Understand the parts of a sentence252
Use fragments for emphasis254
Don't overdo the simple sentence255
Use compound sentences for elements of equal weight256
Write mainly in complex sentences256
Limit the number of compound-complex sentences257

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