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Anybody who knows me will know I hate incorrect usage of grammar and punctuation. Back in September I supplied a useful check-list – here are a few more.

  1. Employ the vernacular.
  2. It behooves you to avoid archaic expressions.
  3. Avoid archaeic spellings too.
  4. Don’t repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before.
  5. Be more or less specific.
  6. Placing a comma between subject and predicate, is not correct.
  7. Use youre spell chekker to avoid mispeling and to catch typograhpical errers.
  8. Don’t repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before.
  9. Don’t be redundant.
  10. Eschew obfuscation.
  11. Don’t indulge in sesquipedalian lexicological constructions.
  12. A writer must not shift your point of view.
  13. Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of 10 or more words, to their antecedents.
  14. Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.
  15. If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
  16. Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
  17. Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing.
  18. Always pick on the correct idiom.
  19. The adverb always follows the verb.
  20. If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of repetition can be by rereading and editing.
  21. Don’t use no double negatives.
  22. Don’t overuse exclamation marks!!
  23. Use the apostrophe in it’s proper place and omit it when its not needed.
  1. Ensure lists are properly numbered
  2. And always be sure to finish what