Is your sentence becoming a tangled nest of commas and dashes? It’s time to re-think the sentence structure or split it up.

As Philip Corbett says in the After Deadline column for the New York Times:

Sometimes the punctuation itself is the source of the problem, leading to snarled syntax. In other cases, the commas and dashes are a symptom. As a sentence gets more and more convoluted, the writer desperately clutches at punctuation to hold it together.”

Sentences don’t have to be over-simple or devoid of flourishes. But they do have to allow readers to read them.

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