Michael Noonan, PhD
Professor of Animal Behavior
Ten Rules for Writing Good
- Each pronoun agrees with their antecedent.
- Just between you and i, case is important.
- Verbs has to agree with their subject.
- Watch out for irregular verbs which have crope into our language.
- Don’t use no double negatives.
- A writer mustn’t shift your point of view.
- When dangling, don’t use participles.
- Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.
- Don’t write a run-on sentence you have to punctuate it.
- About sentence fragments.
- In a letter themes reports articles and stuff like that we use commas to keep a string of items apart.
- Don’t use commas, which aren’t necessary.
- Its very important that you use apostrophe’s right.
- Don’t abbrev.
- Check to see if you have any words out.
- As far as incomplete constructions, they are wrong.
- Don’t use a preposition to end a sentence with
- It is important to never under any circumstances split an infinitive.
- Last but not least, lay off the cliches.