Learning from this case study

A sentence with many commas probably has extra information stuffed into it. This case study shows us how to untangle sentences like this.

• Think of your web users and how and when they will use each piece of information.

• If people need different pieces of the information at different times, separate those pieces.

• Keep the main parts of the sentence (subject, verb, object) together.

• Put the key message first.

• Pull out extra information and make each piece its own sentence.

• Consider using visuals, fragments, and lists where they convey the information quickly and accurately.

7. Keep paragraphs short 191

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