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Funny Rules of Grammar (Good rules,Bad Sentences)

By Edited May 25, 2015 1 2

The English language is precise. Some rules of grammar make sense to a reader; others do not. Regardless there is usually a correct way to write anything. The following is a funny look at some of the rules of grammar. The rules of grammar are all correct the sentences themselves… are not.

Hopefully these sentences are quite obviously not once you should wish to use within your writing. There examples of what not to do. By learning and growing from the sentences, you become a better writer.

Good rules, Bad sentences (Grammar it's a funny thing):

– Don't use no double negatives.

– No sentence fragments.

– Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.

– Avoid, commas, that are not, necessary.

– Write all adverbial forms correct.

– If any word is improper at the end of the sentence, a linking verb is.

– "Avoid overuse of 'quotation "marks."'" New sentence

– Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read.

– Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.

– Eschew dialect, irregardless.

– Never, ever use repetitive redundancies.

– Steer clear of incorrect forms of verbs that's not in the language.

– Proofread carefully to see if you have any words out.

– Verbs has to agree with their subjects.

– Also, avoid awkward or affected alliteration.

– Always pick on the correct idiom.

– If I told you once, I've told you thousand times, resist hyperbole.

– Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixed metaphors.

Many of these great lines were taken from lines found by William Safire in his book "On Language," a wonderful book to read if you wish to increase your proficiency with the written English language. grammar mistakes will happen. It is an understanding part of the growth of a writer. Every effort should be taken, to learn from these mistakes and try not to make them again. Good luck. Good writing.



Jan 3, 2011 3:08pm
Cleverly written list! I hate to admit it but I'm guilty of making some of these grammar errors. Nice article, thanks Gene.
Jan 4, 2011 6:53am
Thanks intro, glad you liked it! :)
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