"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