Writing Tips on Grammar, punctuation & syntax

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Writing Tips The information below applies to the majority of cases, but exceptions are possible. For examp...
Writing Tips The information below applies to the majority of cases, but exceptions are possible. For example, we prompt you to avoid Passive Voice, which though doesn't mean that it cannot be used at all. This is true for the rest of the rules listed below. ________________________________________ Grammar, punctuation, syntax: • Make only one space after commas, periods, semi-colons and colons. • Understand the meaning and use of the definite article (the) and the indefinite article (a, an). • Do not use exclamation marks. • Do not capitalize common nouns. • Make sure all verbs agree with their subject in number (singular and plural). • Make sure all prepositions agree with the verb (in English, most verbs have only one or two prepositions that can be used (results in, not results to). • Check all spellings. • Check punctuation: do not leave out any commas. • Check that all adverbs are in the right place (you cannot put an adverb inside an infinitive verb like this: He tried to neatly write his name.) • Use a hyphen for compound words such as stress-free.
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