Why sentence structure matters

Try this link to find a very good website on sentence structure. This site will be useful in revising for Unfamiliar Texts.

Remember a good writer uses different types of sentences in different situations:

* a long complex sentence will show what information depends on what other information;

* a compound sentence will emphasise balance and parallelism;

* a short simple sentence will grab a reader’s attention;

* a loose sentence will tell the reader in advance how to interpret your information;

* a periodic sentence will leave the reader in suspense until the very end;

* a declarative sentence will avoid any special emotional impact;

* an exclamatory sentence, used sparingly, will jolt the reader;

* an interrogative sentence will force the reader to think about what you are writing; and

* an imperative sentence will make it clear that you want the reader to act right away.

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