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1.  Avoid alliteration.  Always.

2.  Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.

3.  Avoid cliches like the plague.  They're old hat.

4.  Comparisons are as bad as cliches.

5.  Be more or less specific.

6.  Writers should never generalize.

Seven.  Be consistent.

8.  Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superflouous.

9.  Who needs rhetorical questions?

10.  Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

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Smiley Happy  HA!  Thanks for the chuckle.  Good one.


When I saw the thread title, being one for grammar, proper word usage, spelling, etc, I thought 'should I open it or just back outta here?'.  hehe  Glad I opened it.

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Thanks for the laugh.  Smiley LOL

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I'll take that with a grain of salt ...

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Thanks for the laugh. I needed that today!

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Thanks for the refresher course in writing good.I bookmarked this enlightening and  highly educational post so I won't forget where it's at!  Sometimes I lose a thread and if it had been a snake it would have bitten me because it was right under my nose the whole time. Right?  

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LOL!  Thank you for a laugh!  Smiley Happy

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11. Spall koreckly

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12.  Don't run sentences together, please use parrragraffs.. 

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Being too perticular?


Wait....What?   I mean particular...


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