Writing sentences – the long and the short of it

The longest sentence ever written in English is argued about, but a good example is one written by the stern Primitive Baptist Minister¬†Cushing Biggs Hassell¬†(doesn’t he look a fearsome chap?) in his thousand-page History of the Church of God, published in 1886. You’ll be thrilled to know that I am not publishing that sentence here, especially as it is more than 3,100 words long – but if you want to have a look check out this amusing tribute to it by “Savage” on TheBlogmocracy.

Writing sentences - the long and the short of it

Iconic author Virginia Woolf, who was fond of penning very long sentences from time to time … but they didn’t detract from her literary brilliance.

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