Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
Sentences are like a meal, and the best strategy is almost always the same:
Save the most important part of a sentence for the end.
Remember the first time you rode a bike without training wheels – that wonderful sense of freedom that brought with it a whole new sense of anxiety? After all, bikes without training wheels can fall over!
Most writing rules are like training wheels. They keep inexperienced writers from making mistakes that lead to awkward or unclear writing. But experienced writers often break the rules we are taught in English classes.