Selecting text on iPhone

Is there a trick to doing it quickly? Highlighting one word at a time is pretty smooth but highlighting complete sentences is something else. I move my finger around randomly pretty much hoping for it to eventually highlight it. (I’m copying and pasting the sentences into a flash card app for later)

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If you just tap and hold on a word, you should get an option to highlight a phrase. Is it not working properly on your end?

Highlighting phrases and sentences is the problem. Not individual words.

I understand, but to highlight a sentence, you need to tap and hold on a word, then the option to highlight a phrase will appear.

I don’t really don’t know it works. If I hold down on a word and then drag my finger sometimes it highlights the other words I want and sometimes it doesn’t.