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Rules

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Short Sentence Statistics

Most professional editors and textbook writers try to maintain an average sentence length of 15 to 20 words. This ideal size range is based on chunking and human memory principles, and some sentences will be longer than 20 words. In academic texts for example, you may have sentences of 30 or 35 words.

Try to join short sentences (less than 10 words) to neighboring sentences with a coordinating or a subordinating conjunction.

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Long Sentence Statistics

Most professional editors and textbook writers try to maintain an average sentence length of 15 to 20 words. This ideal size range is based on chunking and human memory principles, and some sentences will be longer than 20 words. In academic texts for example, you may have sentences of 30 or 35 words.

Try to break up long sentences (more than 35 words) to smaller ones.

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Similar Sentences Statistics

Algorithmic check highlighting sentence pairs with the highest similarity percentage and gives a warning if any is greater than 50%.

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Word Density Statistics

Word density higher than 5% may show a lack of vocabulary and variation in style resulting in a dull reading. This check verifies both paragraphs and the entire text for single and double word densities.

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Sentence Opening Variation Statistics

Warns if sentences begin with the same words. Vary sentence beginnings for an enjoyable read.

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Sentence Rhythm Statistics

Vary short and long sentences for an enjoyable read.

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