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  1. Each pronoun should agree with their antecedent.

  2. Just between you and I, case is important.

  3. A preposition is a poor word to end a sentence with.

  4. Verbs has to agree with their subjects.

  5. Don't use no double negatives.

  6. A writer musn't shift your point of view.

  7. When dangling, don't use particles.

  8. Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.

  9. Don't write a run-on sentence because it is difficult when you got to punctuate it so it makes sense when the reader reads what you wrote.

  10. About sentence fragments.

From: Robert Day, "How to Write a Scientific Paper" (IEEE Trans. on Professional Communications, Vol PC-20, No 1, June 1977).

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