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Zyne
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1. Remember to never split an infinitive.

2. The passive voice should never be used.

3. Do not put statements in the negative form.

4. Verbs have to agree with their subject.

5. Proofread carefully to see if yo words out.

6. If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.

7. A writer must not shift your point of view.

8. And don't start a sentence with a conjunction.

9. Remember, too, a preposition is a terrible word to end a sentence with.

10. Don't overuse exclamation marks!!

11. Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of 10 or more worsd, to their antecedents.

12. Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.

13. If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.

14. Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors.

15. Avoid trendy locutations that sound flaky.

16. Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing.

17. Always pick on the correct idiom.

18. The adverb always follows the verb.

19. Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague; seek viable alternatives.

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That was funny on so many levels.
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Shane Roe
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I like it!
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Heh, I have that in my Favourites folder as The Best Site Ever. I had a feeling that might be what this was when seeing the Topic Title.
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You forgot one: Always avoid alliteration and assonance.
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