How To Avoid Confusing Introduction Sentences
Both introductions and topic sentences suffer from a latent trap. They encourage writers to cram as much information as they can in as tight a space. While there is value to introducing all the ideas you plan to develop within a single statement, going too far can lead to downright confusing language.
Avoiding that last result, of course, is always in your best interest. What things should you check for?
Punctuation. Long sentences are always at risk of rattling thoughts off like a rabid dog that can’t stop barking. Make sure you have adequate punctuation to give readers enough time to process the ideas you present. Try seeking the advice of your grammar correction software.
Compressed meaning. In an effort to write shorter, more succinct sentences, some writers end up obscuring their meaning. If you notice a lack of clarity in an introduction or topic sentence, try to see what happens when you add a few extra words. Longer can be better if it makes your thoughts clearer.
Strings of nouns. One area to keep a close eye on are nouns strung together. These types of constructions almost always lead to awkward sentences with exact meanings difficult to ascertain. Try moving a verb, a modifier or something else in there.