Rules for Writing Real Good!!

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"Rules for writing real good":

  • “Don’t use no double negatives.
  • Make each pronoun agree with their antecedents.
  • Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.
  • About them sentence fragments.
  • When dangling, watch your participles.
  • Verbs has got to agree with their subjects.
  • Don’t write run-on sentences they are hard to read and often have the reader confused unless they have had extensive familiarity with the subject matter.
  • Don’t use commas, that aren’t necessary.
  • Try to not ever split infinitives.
  • Its important to use your apostrophes correctly.
  • Proofread your writing to see if you any words out.
  • Correct speling is essential.
  • Eschew ostentatious erudition.
  • Avoid clichés like the plague,” (“Rules for Writing,” 1997).

Do you recognize any common mistakes that you make?

Source: Human Factors Technical Writer’s Guide, June 1998, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration

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