Thursday, 13 October 2016

how to write good

Grammar Rules for the Unenlightened or: How to Write Good
  • Don't use no double negatives.
  • Don't never use no triple negatives.
  • No sentence fragments
  • Stamp out and eliminate redundancy.
  • Avoid clich├ęs like the plague.
  • All generalizations are bad.  
  • Take care that your verb and subject is in agreement.
  • A preposition is a bad thing to end a sentence with.
  • Down with categorical imperatives.
  • Avoid those run-on sentences that just go on, and on, and on, they never stop, they just keep rambling, and you really wish the person would just shut up, but no, they just keep going, they're worse than the Energizer Bunny, they babble incessantly, and these sentences, they just never stop, they go on forever...if you get my drift...
  • The passive voice should never be used.
  • When dangling, watch your participles.
  • Never go off on tangents, which are lines that intersect a curve at only one point and were discovered by Euclid, who lived in the sixth century, which was an era dominated by the Goths, who lived in what we now know as Poland...
  • Excessive use of exclamation points can be disastrous!!!!!
  • Remember to end each sentence with a period
  • Don't use commas, which aren't necessary.
  • Don't use question marks inappropriately?
  • Avoid tumbling off the cliff of triteness into the black abyss of overused metaphors.
  • Keep your ear to the grindstone, your nose to the ground, take the bull by the horns of a dilemma, and stop mixing your metaphors.
  • Avoid those abysmally horrible, outrageously repellent exaggerations.
  • Avoid any awful anachronistic aggravating antediluvian alliterations.
  • Proofread carefully to see if you any words out. 

With thanks to: RuSource
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