A New (to me) Resource

I was looking up “viz.”, one of those Latin phrases that people use in writing, e.g., i.e., etc. and came across a very useful reference page, Latin Terms and Abbreviations from the University of North Carolina Writing Center. I think it’s very generous of them to share this resource and I wanted to share it with you.

There are a lot of generous people on the Internet but all of their information is not always that great, e.g., this list of tips I found:

Tips with English Grammar

1. Don’t abbrev.

2. Check to see if you any words out.

3. Be carefully to use adjectives and adverbs correct.

4. About sentence fragments.

5. When dangling, don’t use participles.

6. Don’t use no double negatives.

7. Each pronoun agrees with their antecedent.

8. Just between you and I, case is important.

9. Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.

10. Don’t use commas, that aren’t necessary.

11. Its important to use apostrophe’s right.

12. It’s better not to unnecessarily split an infinitive.

13. Never leave a transitive verb just lay there without an object.

14. Only Proper Nouns should be capitalized.

15. also a sentence should begin with a capital and end with a period

16. Use hyphens in compound-words, not just in any two-word phrase.

17. In letters compositions reports and things like that we use commas to keep a string of items apart.

18. Watch out for irregular verbs which have creeped into our language.

19. Verbs has to agree with their subjects.

20. Avoid unnecessary redundancy.

21. A writer mustn’t shift your point of view.

22. Don’t write a run-on sentence you’ve got to punctuate it.

23. A preposition isn’t a good thing to end a sentence with.

24. Avoid clichés like the plague.


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