How long is a sentence?

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Nadiya asked 1 year ago
How long is a sentence?

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smartenglishnotes Staff answered 1 year ago
20 words
A common plain English guideline says that a sentence should be on an average of 15–20 words (Cutts, 2009; Plain English Campaign, 2015; Plain Language Association InterNational, 2015). Such sentences are clearer, less intimidating, and easier to scan (Cutts, 2009; Vincent, 2014).

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