NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Effective sentences are clear and readily understandable. They present a single
thought in a logical arrangement. The arrangement of words and phrases must
convey your exact meaning. Your reader should grasp that meaning at first glance.
Faulty sentence structure and illogical arrangements distract the reader and hide the
writer's meaning. Mishandled word modifiers, incomplete sentences, indirect
phrasing, and mixed construction are the most common causes of faulty structure.
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