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That was how I remembered the compass points as a kid. NORTH eat SOUTH wheat, so to speak.

Here's something I found that is equally catchy and which will help all us writers defend against the Ungrammatical Monster who eats good stories for breakfast.

Ten Grammar Rules:

1: Don't use no double negatives.
2: Don't use commas, that aren't necessary.
3: Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.
4: Use apostrophe's correctly.
5: Make each singular pronoun agree with their antecedents.
6: Don't write run on sentences they are hard to read.
7: Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.
8: Remember to not ever split infinitives.
9: Verbs has got to agree with their subjects.
10: Proofread your writing to make sure you words out.

After a while the faults in each of these sentences jump out at you; hopefully they'll jump out in your writing. If not, don't blame me: I'm just passing the message.

Carpe diem...but remember there's a tomorrow.


The following comments are for "Good Grammar Tips"
by jbicko

good grammar
grammar is addictive! Looking through a dictionary or Usage & Abusage, you get diverted to a by-way. Before you know it, you have lost the original word reference, but you know a lot more than you did before you turned the page!

( Posted by: Gabion [Member] On: January 31, 2004 )

Saintjbicko: Yeah, I know what you mean!!

Deviljbicko: Eh? What'z he/she mean?

Saintjbicko (whispers): Dunno, just go along with it!

Deviljbicko: Eh? Okay.

Saintjbicko: Very good, Gabion!

Deviljbicko: Very good, Gabion!

p.s: just kidding. Cheeeers for the read.

( Posted by: jbicko [Member] On: January 31, 2004 )

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