1. Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.<BR>2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.<BR>3. And don&#039;t start a sentence with a conjunction.<BR>4. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.<BR>5. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They&#039;re old hat)<BR>6. Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.<BR>7. Be more or less specific.<BR>8. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary.<BR>9. Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundancies.<BR>10. No sentence fragments.<BR>11. Contractions aren&#039;t necessary and shouldn&#039;t be used.<BR>12. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.<BR>13. Do not be redundant; do not use more words than necessary; it&#039;s highly superfluous.<BR>14. One should NEVER generalize.<BR>15. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.<BR>16. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.<BR>17. One-word sentences? Eliminate.<BR>18. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.<BR>19. The passive voice is to be ignored.<BR>20. Eliminate commas, that are, not necessary. Parenthetical words however should be enclosed in commas.<BR>21. Never use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice.<BR>22. Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.<BR>23. Understatement is always the absolute best way to put forth earth-shaking ideas.<BR>24. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."<BR>25. If you&#039;ve heard it once, you&#039;ve heard it a thousand times: Resist hyperbole; not one writer in a million can use it correctly.<BR>26. Puns are for children, not groan readers.<BR>27. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.<BR>28. Even IF a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.<BR>29. Who needs rhetorical questions?<BR>30. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.<BR><BR>And the last one...<BR>31. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.