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Write short sentences

According to the American Press Institute, readers understand 100% of sentences averaging eight words, but less than 10% of those averaging 44 words.

Keep sentences to 14 words or less on average. Varying your sentence length will keep your reader engaged.

How can you measure your average sentence length? Use this tool.

Or use the Hemingway app.

Carol Waites (PhD)
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