This post is a collection of blog posts that have been written by different people who are all sharing their own thoughts on the subject of what it means to be an English-learner who wants to communicate their thoughts to others. The goal of this blog series is to provide a little clarity on language learning and to encourage you to feel less alone in your quest to master the English language.
The first thing you’ll notice, and it’s something that I’ve always thought, is that the posts are all pretty short, with some only a few sentences. There are a few that are much longer. The goal is to make it a little easier to read.
The goal here is to make it easier to read, not to make it shorter. And the goal here is to make it easier to understand, not to make it easier to write.
The question is how much longer do we want to make it? I think that, for the most part, it’s just fine. I think that you can see that there are people who have a lot of trouble with sentences that have no punctuation and that is why they use words like “very”, “much”, or “a lot”. This is all fine and dandy, but I don’t think it actually works very well.
We all know now that there are people who are very bothered by the very idea that a sentence should have no punctuation. I just want you to know that this is not just a complaint about punctuation. This is a complaint about how long it takes to write a sentence. You see, when you have a sentence that is just one word long, there is no punctuation at all.