Want to improve your English?
Here are some useful rules to help you on your way...
1.Avoid alliteration. Always.
2.Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
3.Employ the vernacular.
4.Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
5.Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
6.Remember to never split an infinitive.
7.Contractions aren't necessary.
8.Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
9.One should never generalise.
10.Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I hate
quotations. Tell me what you know."
11.Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
12.Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's
13.Be more or less specific.
14.Understatement is always best.
15.One-word sentences? Eliminate.
16.Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
17.The passive voice is to be avoided.
18.Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
19.Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
20.Who needs rhetorical questions?
21.Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
22.Don't never use a double negation.
23.capitalise every sentence and remember always end it with point
24.Do not put statements in the negative form.
25.Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
26.Proofread carefully to see if you words out.
27.Punctuation like capitalisation is very important
28.If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of
repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
29.A writer must not shift your point of view.
30.And don't start a sentence with a conjunction. (Remember, too, a
preposition is a terrible word to end a sentence with.)
31.Don't overuse exclamation marks!!
32.Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences,
as of 10 or more words, to their antecedents.
33.Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.
34.If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb
35.Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors.
36.Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
37.Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular
nouns in their writing.
38.Always pick on the correct idiom.
39.The adverb always follows the verb.
40.Last but not least, avoid clichés like the plague; They're old hat;
seek viable alternatives.