What is Intricate Text? Normally, users of the English language may not ask this question. However, as they have started using much-hyped and relly useful Grammarly tools, they keep getting this suggestion. However, the suggested changes are not part of free usage. To get all these suggestions, you need to be a premium subscriber of Grammarly.

What is Intricate Text?

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What is Intricate Text? Grammarly English Text Improvement Suggestion
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Here you go…

Not intricate: “The cat sat on the mat.”

Intricate: “Flourishing his luxuriant whiskers – no stranger he to the favourable impression thus presented to the female of the species – the feline animal, velvet-plush of person but (truth to tell) rock-hard of intellect, arranged his splendid limbs and extravagant tail to best advantage atop the (it must be admitted) exceptionally fine Turkish rug conveyed at who knows what cost along the fabled Silk Route from far Cathay.”

Intricate. Subordinate clauses, parentheses, reverse verbs, lots of adjectives and adverbs.

Note that there is nothing wrong in principle with ‘intricate’ text. Grammarly is merely pointing it out as something for you to think about.


if you are trying to be unnecessarily put wordy sentences and using complex and passive sentences to leave an impression, all this make your text intricate.

Do not worry…

  • Keep your sentences short.
  • Use simple sentences
  • Intricate Text is not a bad thing, it is just a little tough to be understood by laymen.

The term “intricate” is defined as something which is difficult and complicated. The intricate text means a text which is difficult to interpret. Francis Bacon’s prose is the best example of “intricate text”, they are short and concise, but readers cannot interpret that easily.

The simple answer is probably that your typical sentence is freighted with too many subordinate clauses.

Go for shorter, simpler sentences.

Of course, not rigidly. For maximum engagement and prose of satisfying texture, you need to vary the length of your sentences. Some of them should be short and punchy. Others can sprawl just a bit and contain multiple dependent clauses, but make sure even the longer sentences are easy to comprehend.

The intricate text means a piece of text that is difficult to interpret. For example, Haiku poems are somewhat difficult to interpret and are good examples of intricate text.

Basho Matsuo (1644-1694), is considered the greatest haiku poet:

An old silent pond…
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

Autumn moonlight-
a worm digs silently
into the chestnut.

In the twilight rain
these brilliant-hued hibiscus –
A lovely sunset.

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