September 01, 2018 On the Papers

A Quiver of Punctuation: How to Handle Two Clauses in One Sentence

A writer's lack of control over multi-clause sentences can tire and confuse readers.

George D. Gopen

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Almost none of us were taught how to deal with two clauses in the same sentence. The reason is clear enough: At the age when we were still young enough to be taught writing, we were not yet intellectually developed enough to have a need for multi-clause sentences; but by the time we had matured enough to have complex thoughts, there was no one around to teach us how to deal with complex writing.

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