bumpy ride

Otherwise known as “syntax,” sentence structure helps determine whether readers will have a bumpy ride or a smooth ride. For example, read the following sentence by the author of a popular mystery series: “I’m not sure,” Leo said, “what you’re getting at, Duchess.”

How was the ride? Bumpy or smooth? Felt pretty bumpy to me! Now read the same message again, with a smoother sentence structure: “I’m not sure what you’re getting at, Duchess,” Leo said.

Do you see the difference?

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