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It is clear that long complex sentences are, in general, more difficult to understand than short simple ones. However, simplifying a text by reducing syntactic complexity is fraught with difficulty as other clues to meaning may be lost in the process.

In order to facilitate readability consider:

  • Simplifying sentences only as a last resort ensuring that there are no losses of cohesive ties or indicators of intrasentential relations. Restore grammatical cues to structural organization;
  • Using graphical devices to indicate cohesive ties or bridge discontinuities;
  • Using inter-linear clues to syntax either in the text or which can be called up on screen.

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