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Does anyone else hate sentence counting?

Whenever a teacher specifies a minimum number of sentences something must be or tells me how many sentences make a paragraph I secretly groan to myself (not letting it be heard by the one who needs it most) because I can not right beautiful sentences such as these; No man or woman said to James Madison, "The preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America has too few words to be a paragraph", because they all accepted the concept that a paragraph may be one sentence if desired, but I do understand that other measurements of a paper's length are little better: when by word I use minuscule words in unreasonably large quantities, when by page count I write too large, character count is an unreasonable amount of counting for noon-digital assignments and even on a computer it causes use of excessive amount and length of words; in truth there is no fair way to gauge a paper's length as all students will adapt writing behaviors to suit the measurement and so this practice ought to be discontinued so students can write as they please.