Bertrand Russell Quotes 366
[ What are some good rules for writers? ]
There are some simple maxims which I think might be commended to writers of expository prose. First: never use a long word if a short word will do.
Second: if you want to make a statement with a great many qualifications, put some of the qualifications in separate sentences.
Third: do not let the beginning of your sentence lead the reader to an expectation which is contradicted by the end.
Source: How I write (1951)
Repr. in :Portraits from Memory and Other Essays, 1956.
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