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By Barbara Gastel | 24 September 2012
Greetings again. I hope you’re doing well.
Recently I received an inquiry from an AuthorAID community member. Here it is:
Most of the resources I have managed to encounter so far talk about the maximum length of a sentence or a paragraph. I have never encountered a resource on "how shorter the sentence or a paragraph shouldn't be"! Please advice! Do you have any resource to suggest?
In other words, this researcher was asking about the minimum length for a sentence or paragraph. I’m not aware of rules in this regard. However, here are 2 principles to consider following:
First, a sentence or paragraph should be long enough to be complete. Of course, no words should be missing. And no ideas should be missing.
Second, the length generally should be in the usual range for the kind of writing. For example:
I’m not aware of resources on minimum sentence and paragraph length. If you know of such a resource, please post a comment.
Until the next post—