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A sentence is a group of words containing a subject and predicate. Sometimes, the subject is "understood," as in a command: Sentences are also defined according to function: After a night of debauchery together, he is imploring his young friend not to forget him when Hal becomes King.
But to say I know more harm in him than in myself, were to say more than I know.
That he is old, the more the pity, his white hairs do witness it; but that he is, saving your reverence, a whoremaster, that I utterly deny.
If sack and sugar be a fault, God help the wicked! No, my good lord; banish Peto, banish Bardolph, banish Poins: How can the Prince follow this?
He does, with two little sentences: And there you have it.
The prince knows he must someday, soon, renounce his life with Falstaff and turn to the responsibilities of ruling England. All the kinetic energy of Falstaff, manifested in the turns of phrase and rhythm in this speech, has been dammed up, thwarted and turned back by those two little sentences, four little words.
Great expansiveness followed up by the bullwhip crack of a one-liner. Use them both, and your prose will be energized. The trouble is that many writers, unsure of themselves, are leery of long sentences because they fear the run-on, that troll under the bridge, forgetting that it is often better to risk imperfection than boredom.
What we need, then, is practice in handling long sentences. It is relatively easy to feel confident in writing shorter sentences, but if our prose is made up entirely of shorter structures, it begins to feel like "See Dick run.
See Jane jump on Puff. Remember that a really long sentence and a run-on sentence are not the same thing. Toward Clarity and Grace Univ. In fact, if you were to write such a sentence in academic prose, your instructor would probably call you in for a conference. Here are some hints about using long sentences to your advantage.
Coordination Allow the complexity of a longer sentence to develop after the verb, not before it. Click HERE to read a word sentence not a run-on, though that succeeds grammatically but fails stylistically because it does way too much work before the subject-verb connection is made.
Make the connection between subject and verb quick and vigorous and then allow the sentence to do some extra work, to cut a fancy figure or two. In the completer predicatehowever, be careful to develop the complex structures in parallel form.
Be sure to go through our "slide show" on the Gettysburg Address and closely examine the uses of parallelism in that classic speech. Repeated Terms One of the scariest techniques for handling long sentences is the repetition of a key term.
When properly handled, though, repetition of key words and phrases within a sentence and then within a paragraph not only holds things together but creates a rhythm that provides energy and drives the meaning home. In the following sentences, from a speech by John F. Kennedy dedicating the Robert Frost Library at Amherst Collegeobserve how the repeated, parallel phrases pile up meaning in rhythmical waves:You have stumbled upon one of the best custom writing services online.
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