Proper Grammar

  • Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.
  • Propositions are not words to end sentences with.
  • And don't start a sentence with a conjunction.
  • It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
  • Avoid cliches like the plague (They're old hat).
  • Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.
  • Be more or less specific.
  • Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary.
  • Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundencies.
  • No sentence fragments.
  • Contradictions aren't necessary and shouldn't be used.
  • Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
  • Do not be redundant; do not use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
  • One should NEVER generalize
  • Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
  • Don't use no double negatives.
  • Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, ect.
  • One-word sentences? Eliminate.
  • Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
  • The passive voice is to be ignored.
  • Eliminate commas, that are, not necessary. Parenthetical words however should be enclosed in commas.
  • Never use a big word when substituting a diminutive one would suffice.
  • Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.
  • Understatement is always the absolute best way to put forth earth-shaking ideas.
  • Use the apostrophe in it's proper place and omit it when its not needed.
  • Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
  • If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: Resist hyperbole; not one reader in a million can use it correctly.
  • Puns are cor children, not groan readers.
  • Go around the barn at noon to avoid colloquialisms.
  • Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
  • Who needs rhetorical questions?
  • Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
  • Avoid "buzz-words"; such intergrated transitionsal scenarios complicate simplistic matters.
  • Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

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