The passive voice should never be
Do not put statements in the negative
Verbs have to agree
with their subjects.
Proof read carefully to see if you
If you reread your work, you can find
on rereading a great deal of repetition can
be avoided by rereading and editing.
A writer must not
shift your point of view.
And don't start a sentence with a
(Remember, too, a preposition is a
terrible word to end a sentence with.)
Don't overuse exclamation marks!!
Place pronouns as close
as possible, especially in long sentences, as of 10 or more words,
to their antecedents.
Writing carefully, dangling participles
must be avoided.
If any word is improper at the end
of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Take the bull by the hand and avoid
Avoid trendy locutions that sound
flaky. Everyone should be careful to use a
singular pronoun with singular nouns in their
Always pick on the correct idiom.
The adverb always follows the
Last but not least, avoid cliches like
the plague; seek viable alternatives.