Imagine if you could learn how to write the longest sentence ever? You might be able to write an essay, a book, or a document that is so long that it makes a breakthrough in communications history. Most people don’t realize that they are already capable of writing longer sentences. It’s all a matter of taking small steps. Here are some things to think about when you want to lengthen sentences.
First, realize that you can learn how to lengthen the longest sentence ever. You may not be aware of it but there is a lot you can do to improve your writing. Even if you don’t know what you can do to fix it, learning how to do so will benefit you greatly. Improving your English language skills will be a great benefit to you in many different ways. Not only will you look more professional and intelligent, you’ll also open up worlds of opportunity for yourself.
One way to lengthen the longest sentence ever is to use what is called a run-on sentence. A run-on sentence occurs when the last part of the sentence is preceded by another part that is not necessary to the main idea of the sentence. For example, “I worked in the stock market for fifteen years” is a run-on sentence because the last part of the sentence is” fifteen years”. However, “worked in the stock market” is a perfectly legitimate sentence because it is the main idea. The important thing here is to make sure you never let the run-on sentences make your piece of writing unprofessional or make you sound stupid.
Lengthy sentences don’t have to be boring, either. In fact, there are many ways to make long sentences interesting. One example is the idea of using long sentences to show information about a person or something. This is called a story, and there are thousands of great stories in the English language. Here are some examples of longer long sentences:
Andrew Montgomery’s “I bumped into a lady once” has been praised as the longest single sentence in the English language. It contains just thirteen words but when quoting it sounds like a half-pages worth of material. The beauty of this example is that the writer doesn’t need to waste a lot of time trying to describe how she bumped into her. All she has to do is use the words she has chosen to describe her memory of that event.
Two very famous books on language, Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and Mark Twain’s “Tom Sawyer” also have stories that rank as the longest sentences in the English language. The author of the “Tom Sawyer” book used a single uncomplicated but stunningly brilliant idea to describe his character’s love affair with Huckleberry Finn. He wrote, “Tom sat up in his bed, smoking his pipe, and talked to Fagin. She believed him.”
The shortest English-French dictionary, “English to French” by Richard Martin, offers the shortest English-French sentences of all time. These comprise only 101 words, making them clearly the shortest long sentences in the English language. Richard Martin obviously chose a difficult word to present in his book, but even so, the story he presents is beautiful. At the same time, the story itself is very clever and at least two people out of three people who read the story found it interesting enough to read.
There are many more examples of long sentences, but the above are perhaps the best ones to start with. As you can see, long sentences don’t necessarily need to be long. Even a sentence consisting of only one long word is a good sentence. Many people, when they hear the word “long”, immediately imagine long speeches. If you want to sound smarter, try presenting short sentences as often as possible. You’ll be amazed how much easier it is for you to write and speak better.