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Rules of Successful Business Writing

  1. Verbs has to agree with their subjects

  2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with

  3. And don't start a sentence with a conjunction

  4. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive

  5. Avoid cliches like the plague

  6. Also, always avoid annoying alliteration

  7. Be more or less specific

  8. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary

  9. No sentence fragments

  10. Contractions aren't necessary and shouldn't be used

  11. One should never generalize

  12. Don't use no double negatives

  13. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.

  14. Eliminate commas. that are, not necessary

  15. Never use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice

  16. Kill all exclamation marks!!!

  17. Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them

  18. Use the apostrophe in it's proper place and omit it when its not needed

  19. Puns are for children, not groan readers

  20. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out


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