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Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read.
- Don’t use no double negatives.
Use the semicolon properly, always use it where it is appropriate; and never where it isn’t. Reserve the apostrophe for it’s proper use and omit it when its not needed.
- Do not put statements in the negative form.
- Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
- No sentence fragments.
- Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
- If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
- Steer clear of incorrect verb forms that have snuck into the language.
- Take the bull by the hand in leading away from mixed metaphors.
- Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
- Try to never split infinitives.
- Never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
- Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing.
- I must have told you a million times to resist hyperbole.
- Also, avoid awkward and affected alliteration.
“Avoid overuse of ‘quotation “marks” ’ “. Avoid commas, that are not necessary.
- A writer must not shift your point of view.
And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction.
- Don’t overuse exclamation marks!!!!!
Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of ten or more words, to their antecedents.
- Write all adverbial forms correct.
- Avoid un-necessary hyphenation.
- When dangling, watch your participles.
- It is incumbent on us to avoid archaic phrases.
- Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
- It’s hard to imagine a phrase when you will have needed the future perfect.
- Unqualified superlatives are the worst.
- A preposition is a terrible word to end a sentence with.
- Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
Never-say-neverisms via mapping.com