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    long sentence.

    I have a question whether I should split the following long sentence which I quoted from the newspaper. To me, it's a long sentence.

    'He said he talked to crew and learned that when the ferry left the accident scene where crew might not have known the another ferry was sinking and that its passengers were at risk.'

    I have encountered quite a lot of sentences which are very long even they are printed from newspapers or some offical writings.

    Thank you.

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    Re: long sentence.

    'He said he talked to crew and learned that when the ferry left the accident scene where crew might not have known the another ferry was sinking and that its passengers were at risk.'

    That sentence is not too long, but [as you have written it] it does not make sense, and I have underlined the confusing parts. I presume the sentence should read something like: "He said he talked to the ferry crew, and learned that, when their vessel left the accident scene, they might not have known that another ferry was sinking and that its passengers were at risk."

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