A complex sentence can be a beautiful and many splendored thing under the right circumstances- but an overly complex sentence runs the risk of becoming a tangled monster, unreadable by most people who attempt to read your flamboyant and tortured prose.
So, unless there’s a good reason, it’s better to have simple setences than complex ones. It’s better for your reader.
When you’ve got a gi-norm-ous complex sentence with lots of “ands”, “buts”, “ors” or commas that separate out entire thoughts…
and look at that sentance…
If there some way that sentence can be broken into two or more smaller ones?
Is it easier to read if you do?
If so, break it up and give your reader a break too…
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