Achieving ‘native-rashii’ writing 1: put the main point at the end of the sentence
January 11th, 2011, by Guy Harris
For sentences that need to express an important point, you need to think like James Bond. In the 007 movies, the climax is always at the end. Putting it anywhere else would make the movie boring and dissatisfying.
Similarly, you have to put the main point of a sentence at the end, just before the full stop.
“It is difficult to distinguish between rheumatoid arthritis and hepatitis B-associated arthropathy by histological findings only.”
The main point of this sentence is that differentiation of these two conditions is difficult. But the word ‘difficult’ occurs early in the sentence, so it is not emphasized, and the sentence lacks impact.
Instead, ‘difficult’ should be moved to the end:
“The differentiation of rheumatoid arthritis and hepatitis B-associated arthropathy by histological findings only is difficult.”
The reader expects the main point at the end. Putting it there makes the sentence meaningful and memorable.
Details are here: http://www.dmed.co.jp/support/rule_1/