loose sentence

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a complex sentence in which the main clause comes first and the subordinate clause follows

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The loose sentence is impeccably legal, but in technical writing, which has more and more need to be persuasive, we may have more and more cause for using the periodic sentence, with emphasis at the end.
Which may lead to serious breaches and violations against media freedoms, freedom of expression and access to information, particularly after the usage of loose sentences and phrases as a justification as "providing safe -internet service- for families and children in order to protect civilization and guarantee civil peace," as quoted by the Palestinian Minister of Communication and Information Technology Allam Mousa during an interview.
American readers would have welcomed a rigorous pruning - and thus a reduction of price - as well as some restraint of the author's enthusiasm for very long (up to 32 lines), often syntactically loose sentences.