Sunday, 21 November 2010

Good Gramma

Here is something I came across on my bookshelf the other day. I thought that you may find it helpfull.

"How to write good"

Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read.
No sentence fragments.
it behoves us to avoid archaisms.
Also, avoid awkward or affected alliteration.
Don't use no double negatives.
If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times: resist hyperbole.
Avoid commas, they are not necessary.
Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
Avoid trendy locution that sound flaky.
Writing carefully, dangling participles should not be used.
Kill all exclamation marks!!
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
Take the bull by the hand, and don't mix metaphors.
Don't verb nouns.
Never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.

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