parid0109 | Fri, 21 Feb 2003 16:30:20
Now I'd like to draw your attention to 0109. Take a look at the second sentence: "The relationship is an instance of the type of relationship which is the subject of the node that serves as the T endpoint of the AT arc of which the a-node is the A endpoint, if any." There are about 10 layers of nesting in that sentence. I think I know what it says, but when you string qualifiers onto qualifiers onto qualifiers (prepositional phrase modified by a prepositional phrase modified by subordinate clause that contains a subordinate clause . . .), you're going to lose your readers. Break it up!!