The core unit in writing is the sentence. It is impossible to produce effective work if one cannot produce mechanically correct sentences. When writing goes wrong — for example, when someone fails to say what they were trying to say — it is usually because the construction of the individual sentence has gone wrong. Generating effective sentences should, of course, be the easiest task in the world; after all, we all manage to do it thousands of times a day when we are speaking. But when it comes to putting words on paper, generating effective sentences is an activity that everyone finds a challenge.
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