1.. Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.
2.. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3.. And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction.
4.. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
5.. Avoid clichés like the plague. (They’re old hat)
6.. Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.
7.. Be more or less specific.
8.. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary.
9.. Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
10.. No sentence fragments.
11.. Contractions aren’t necessary and shouldn’t be used.
12.. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
13.. Do not be redundant; do not use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous.
14.. One should NEVER generalize.
15.. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
16.. Don’t use no double negatives.
17.. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
18.. One-word sentences? Eliminate.
19.. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
20.. The passive voice is to be ignored.
21.. Eliminate commas, that are, not necessary. Parenthetical words however should
be enclosed in commas.
22.. Never use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice.
23.. Kill all exclamation points!!!
24.. Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.
25.. Understatement is always the absolute best way to put forth earth-shaking ideas.
26.. Use the apostrophe in it’s proper place and omit it when its not needed.
27.. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
28.. If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: Resist hyperbole. Not one writer in a million can use it correctly.
29.. Puns are for children, not groan readers.
30.. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
31.. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
32.. Who needs rhetorical questions?
33.. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement. And finally...
34.. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
Is there another word for synonym? - George Carlin
Speech is the small change of silence. - George Meredith
There's a deception to every rule. - Hal Luyah
Rules and regulations and priororities. - Archie Bunker
I am disappointment in you're grammar. - Unknown
Synonym Bun: What a thesaurus eats for breakfast - Unknown
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. - Xenocrates
Free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war. - Lindsey Graham
My Golden Rule of Networking is simple: Don't keep score. - Harvey Mackay
You don't have good grammar when you type with your fists. - C.F. Payne
War has rules, mud wrestling has rules - politics has no rules. - Ross Perot
I respect a man who knows how to spell a word more than one way. - Mark Twain
Rules of society are nothing; one's conscience is the umpire. - Madame Dudevant
The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts. - Paul Ehrlich
The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today. - Lewis Carroll
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. - Latin Proverb
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. - William Butler Yeats
England and America are two countries separated by a common language. - George Bernard Shaw
Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own. - Chuck Yeager
Our waking hours form the text of our lives, our dreams, the commentary. - Unknown
It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain
Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. - John Brown
The English should give Ireland home rule - and reserve the motion picture rights. - Will Rogers
We really have everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. - Oscar Wilde
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Language is our meeting place, the sea we live inâ€¦it is the common ground of our humanity. - Toby Wolfe
Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws. - Moliere
It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. - Franklin P. Jones
Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. - Unknown
Things that aren't important, that have nothing to do with winning and losing, don't have to be a rule. - Peter Richmond
The longest word in the English language is the one following the phrase, "And now a word from our sponsor." - Hal Eaton
Three rules of work: Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein
Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness - these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity. - Burmese Proverb
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan
Do something everyday that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. - Mark Twain
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela
Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year. I have a strict rule: I don't work on Halloween and I won't travel on Halloween. - Simon Sinek
I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell
No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right. - Kirk Douglas
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