Rules for Writers

  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. Be more or less specific.
  7. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary.
  8. Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
  9. No sentence fragments.
  10. Don't use no double negatives.
  11. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

Note from The Moo Incarnate: Please note that although this is quite useful (and funny), a lot of writing "rules" should be taken as guidelines instead. Take, for example, Winston Churchill's response to rule #2, listed above: "This is the sort of English up with which I will not put."