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Prooofread Carefully to See if You Got it Write

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* Always avoid annoying alliterations.

* Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.

* Parenthetical phrases (the ones that break the flow of a sentence, no matter how relevant or insightful) are not necessary.

* Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “I hate quotations. Tell me what YOU know.”

* Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; don’t go on and on and on and on; just say it and move on.

* Be more or less specific when writing about most things.

* One word sentences? Reject. Eliminate. Avoid.

* It’s not cool to use colloquialisms, and I ain’t whistling Dixie.

* Even if a mixed metaphor sweetens the pot, take the bull by the hand and give it the boot.

* Shy away from rhetorical questions. Who needs them, anyway?

* Exaggerations are a million, billion times worse than understatements.

* Don’t never use a double negative.

* Prooofread carefully to see if you got it write.

* If you reread your work you’ll find that your rereading might reveal repetitive and redundant uses of your words.

* Avoid clichés like the plague: they’re old hat and fall on deaf ears.


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