People here keep telling me that I need to break my sentences up into shorter ones. They seem to think sentences need to contain a limited number of clauses and only express a certain amount of information. But I read in a book that sentences need not contain so few words, but only words that do not add propositional content. Cumulative sentences can contain clauses great in number and several levels deep. So I don't understand why people are telling me to write short sentences. I would much rather they tell me how to write better long ones. Not that I don't appreciate their advice. I know that writing restricted sentences aids with clarity. But at some point I need to write clear sentences that are more complex. What do you think?