- 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
- 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
- Steer clear of incorrect verb forms that have snuck into the
- Take the bull by the hand in leading away from mixed metaphors.
- Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
- Like, be aware that "like" is, like, easily misused.
- 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
- Unqualified superlatives are the worst.
- Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
- A preposition is a terrible word to end a sentence with.