Administrative Policy Writing
Place Words Carefully
Put conditions after the main clause of a sentence.
Why? Beginning of the sentence is position of emphasis.
You usually want to emphasize the requirement you are
talking about rather than the condition that triggers it.
But not always. Compare:
You must prepare a site investigation
if H2O is found at
the site in concentrations of greater than 2.0 ppm.
If H2O is found at the site in concentrations of greater
than 2.0 ppm,
you must prepare a site investigation