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.
Imagination rules the world. - Napoleon
A riot is the language of the unheard. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. - Frank Lloyd Wright
I am disappointment in you're grammar. - Unknown
When passion rules, she never rules wisely. - Ben Franklin
You want to invent new ideas, not new rules. - Dan Heath
Speech is the vestibule to the palace of love. - Jami of Persia
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Fraquhar Tupper
Appropriate rules cultivate a disciplined character. - Bill Welker
Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley
I never had a set of rules. Every situation is different. - Red Auerbach
Experience shows that exceptions are as true as the rules. - Edith Ronald Mirrielees
Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. - Lily Tomlin
My Golden Rule of Networking is simple: Don't keep score. - Harvey Mackay
War has rules, mud wrestling has rules - politics has no rules. - Ross Perot
To a child's ear, 'mother' is magic in any language. - Arlene Benedict
I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. - Mark Twain
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. - Alphonse de Lamartine
If you're a good numbers person, you're a bad language person. - Frank Luntz
The best rule of friendship is to keep your heart a little softer than your head. - Unknown
To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. - Voltaire
The English should give Ireland home rule - and reserve the motion picture rights. - Will Rogers
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience. - Atticus Finch
Actions, looks, words and steps form the alphabet by which you may spell character. - Johann Kasper Lavater
It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. - Franklin P. Jones
In the places I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z. - Dr. Seuss
Even a wise man knows doubt from time to time, it is the fool who allows it to rule his judgement. - Jennifer Hudock
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. - Kahlil Gibran
Although he tortures the English language, he has not yet succeeded in forcing it to reveal its meaning. - J B Morton
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it. - Mario Cuomo
A dinosaur out of context is like a character without a story. Worse than that, the character suffers from amnesia. - Jack Horner
Language, identity, place, home: these are all of a piece - just different elements of belonging and not-belonging. - Jhumpa Lahiri
Three rules of work: Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein
It has been said that figures rule the world. Maybe. But I am sure that figures tell us whether it is being ruled well or badly. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The wise man is but a clever infant, spelling letters from a hieroglyphical prophetic book, the lexicon of which lies in eternity. - Thomas Carlyle
We have a rule that if you check in code, you have to maintain it. So I mostly code on the side. I don't check in code anymore. - Mark Zuckerberg
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
The rules of clockwork might apply to familiar objects such as snooker balls, but when it comes to atoms, the rules are those of roulette. - Paul Davies
Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son. - Darth Vader
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