A long complicated sentence…

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A long complicated sentence should force itself upon you, make you know yourself knowing it and the comma, well at the most a comma is a poor period that it lets you stop and take a breath but if you want to take a breath you ought to know yourself that you want to take a breath.

Gertrude Stein excerpted from the 1935 “Poetry and Grammar.”

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