Post. 7 Feb 2018.

“The periodic sentence is the stylistic reverse of the loose or cumulative. It is tightly structured, not open, less easy to write than the loose sentence. Some prefer to call it a suspended sentence.

You hold off writing the main clause and/or its predicate to the end instead of at the beginning or middle. In such placements, the crux of your sentence’s meaning does not become clear until the climax: you hold the reader’s attention to the last word, at or near the period (full stop), lending it greater dramatic emphasis:”

Excerpt From: Do I Make Myself Clear?

Author: Harold Evans


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