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    Default a long sentence which must be divided

    Hi all, i saw a very long sentence which made me very uncomfortable to understand everything in.

    here it is: As strong as Masseria was, however, there were still a number of feudal aspects to what would evolve into the Cosa Nostra, and on top of the traditional tensions that existed between Sicilians and Neapolitans, the organization was fragmented by those who grouped themselves according to the particular village or region in Sicily or southern Italy from which they had emigrated.

    Would you please help me out?
    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: a long sentence which must be divided

    Quote Originally Posted by onurediperu View Post
    Hi all, i saw a very long sentence which made me very uncomfortable to understand everything in.

    here it is: As strong as Masseria was, however, there were still a number of feudal aspects to what would evolve into the Cosa Nostra, and on top of the traditional tensions that existed between Sicilians and Neapolitans, the organization was fragmented by those who grouped themselves according to the particular village or region in Sicily or southern Italy from which they had emigrated.

    Would you please help me out?
    thanks in advance
    To me, the obvious place to divide this sentence would be after the words "Cosa Nostra". You can then dispense with the word "and", and start the next half with "On top of....."

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