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Hypotaxis and parataxis to connect ideas and control rytm

We can all improve by writing with a more controlled rytm.

Hypotaxis and parataxis, what does that mean?

It’s basically about short (parataxis) and long sentences (hypotaxis), but more specifically it’s about the arrangement and subordination of clauses. I’ve got a bad habit of going for hypotaxis all the time, but I’m striving to interject parataxis into my writing some more. Work in progress.

I need to mind mind my lifelong addiction to hypotaxis. Great explainer!

Publicerat av Doctor Spin Måndag 29 juli 2019


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Jerry Silfwer
Jerry Silfwer, aka Doctor Spin, is an awarded senior adviser specialising in public relations and digital strategy. Currently CEO at KIX Communication Index and Spin Factory. Before that, he worked at Kaufmann, Whispr Group, Springtime PR, and Spotlight PR. Based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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