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A great sentence verbalizes ideas clearly and efficiently, establishing communication-skills' target='_blank' class='mc-text--link' data-mc-segment-trigger='true' data-mc-segment-event-type='Article Page Click' data-event-obj='{"textTag":"p","href":"https://masterclass.com/articles/how-to-improve-your-communication-skills","linkCopy":"effective communication","category":"automated-link"}' automatic='true'>effective communication through writing. The content of a sentence and how it’s structured determines if it’s good—but a complex sentence doesn’t necessarily mean it’s well-written, and a short sentence can say just as much as a long one. All writers vary their sentence structure from time to time, and using different types of sentences is one of the key ways writers engage and maintain their readers’ interest.

A good writer always works to improve their writing skills, which ultimately results in better sentence writing.