Michael Noonan, PhD

Professor of Animal Behavior

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Ten Rules for Writing Good

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