How To Write Good

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Vela
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How To Write Good

Post by Vela » 03/12/12

I came across this and realised I commit almost all of these sins every single day :(

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Post by Erithe » 03/12/12

Splitting infinitives always cracks me up, because it's a rule that doesn't apply to English or any Germanic language with any logic. You can't split a Latin infinitive and, therefore, you shouldn't, but it is natural to speakers of the Germanic languages to split infinitives.

Anyway.

Advanced Grammar ruined me.

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Re: How To Write Good

Post by Skyler » 03/13/12

If he thinks parenthetical remarks are not necessary and bad writing, he should read The Princess Bride (where they were completely awesome).


The list was amusing to read, but I don't think all of them are things to avoid entirely. Most seem to be things that should be used with intelligence or wit.

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Re: How To Write Good

Post by Kirath » 03/13/12

Pretty sure he's literary trolling, hehe. Every entry on the list self-contradicts.

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Post by Tregarde » 03/19/12

*snicker*

That was pretty clever.

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