WrittenLegalEnglish.com : Long sentences and overparticularization

Welcome to this updated version of my video on passives (this video is an updated version of the video found here https://youtu.be/LVoqRNPHm8k).

Learn how to write plain legal English by thinking about sentence length.
By learning the basic rules about sentence length, you will improve your legal writing skills by communicating clear, easily understandable and effective sentences.

In the video I mention a number of things:
Firstly, here’s a link to the fantastic and much recommended website plainenglish.co.uk. If you want to see the full sentence of the example I used, it’s here: http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/campaigning/examples/long-sentences.html

Here are the links to the two news stories about commas: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/25/business/worldbusiness/25comma.html and https://www.npr.org/2017/03/23/521274657/the-10-million-lawsuit-that-hinges-on-an-oxford-comma

For more on Lord Denning, please see here: https://sirhenrybrooke.me/2017/05/04/lord-dennings-unique-prose-style-34-more-examples/

Some other information which you might find useful re: sentences and sentence length:

• Types of sentence:
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/573/02/
http://www2.ivcc.edu/rambo/eng1001/sentences.htm

• Types of sentence and punctuation:
https://webapps.towson.edu/ows/sentences.htm

• Sentence length:
https://www.aje.com/en/author-resources/articles/editing-tip-sentence-length
https://strainindex.wordpress.com/2008/07/28/the-average-sentence-length/
http://sites.utexas.edu/legalwriting/2014/08/25/manage-your-sentence-length/

In this series of videos I explain how you can improve your writing skills by looking at different ways you can self-edit your work and communicate a clearer message.

Please visit my:
• webpage: https://writtenlegalenglish.com
• facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/writtenlegalenglish

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