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Do you prefer short or long sentences?

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:34 pm
by Philosophy Explorer
They each have their uses in language (I prefer short, but long can communicate more).

PhilX πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Re: Do you prefer short or long sentences?

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:26 pm
by Skip
Yes. Short for action; long for description. Short for assertions of fact or opinion. But when you need to explain why something happened in the way that it happened, or how two or more entities interact to cause a particular phenomenon, or what the royal bodyguard was thinking while the the assassination attempt was taking place, it may be necessary to resort to sentences with more adjectives, prepositional phrases and conditional subordinate clauses. It stands to reason.

Re: Do you prefer short or long sentences?

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:23 pm
by -1-
I prefer never-ending sentences, or else sentences that ended a long, long time ago.

Re: Do you prefer short or long sentences?

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:04 pm
by iolo
Philosophy Explorer wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:34 pm
They each have their uses in language (I prefer short, but long can communicate more).

PhilX πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
I was always taught that decent style require variation, or you end up sounding like Hemingway or Henry James!

Re: Do you prefer short or long sentences?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:02 am
by -1-
iolo wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:04 pm
...or you end up sounding like Hemingway or Henry James!
Yikes! fate worse than death.

I'd rather sound like Shakespeare or like Jimi Hendrix.

Re: Do you prefer short or long sentences?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:05 am
by Walker
-1- wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:02 am
iolo wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:04 pm
...or you end up sounding like Hemingway or Henry James!
Yikes! fate worse than death.

I'd rather sound like Shakespeare or like Jimi Hendrix.
Let er rip.

:)

Re: Do you prefer short or long sentences?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:01 am
by -1-
Walker wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:05 am
-1- wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:02 am
iolo wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:04 pm
...or you end up sounding like Hemingway or Henry James!
Yikes! fate worse than death.

I'd rather sound like Shakespeare or like Jimi Hendrix.
Let er rip.

:)
They call me a ... Voodoo chile. 8)

Re: Do you prefer short or long sentences?

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:00 am
by gaffo
Philosophy Explorer wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:34 pm
They each have their uses in language (I prefer short, but long can communicate more).

PhilX πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
i prefer longer............those who can have better vocabulary and so communicate better.

as you stated above.

Re: Do you prefer short or long sentences?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:43 pm
by Beauty
Philosophy Explorer wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:34 pm
They each have their uses in language (I prefer short, but long can communicate more).

PhilX πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
I noticed that all your opening posts will get read if you write a one liner. I don't think I need to say more, aside from the fact that if something cannot be explained in a few lines, more will not do either, on top of that things are best understood in only a few lines depicting clarity in the writer's mind. As for a definition or an explanation of course the former requires a line or two and the latter requires more lines.