Punctuation: Sentence Length

Want an argument?  Grab old-school high school English teachers and ask them how many words should be in a sentence.  For that matter, ask high school English teachers with a minimum of five years of grading essays under their belts.  Listen.

Those veteran teachers will talk about essay length and paragraph length, but they won’t dictate a sentence length.

They know that only sentence variety and sentence maturity matter.  Sentence length should be like the waves on the shore.

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