There is a fundamental difference between the meaning of an individual word and the meaning of a sentence. A word can stand for itself, completely, independently. On contrast, a sentence has to be a perfect harmony, an equilibrium even, of those individual words that have to melt together to become meaningful.
A writer’s task is it to put those words together into a sentence. To transport a message. To tell a story. To report a happening. To give credit to those who can’t give credit to themselves. To tell a certain story the way it is supposed to be told — honest, understandable, straightforward.