U of Minnesota has an article entitled “Humorous Reminders of Common WRiting Mistakes.”
Here are the first six:
- Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read.
- Never use no double negatives.
- Use the semicolon properly, always where it is appropriate; and never where it is not.
- Reserve the apostrophe for it’s proper use and omit it where it is not needed.
- Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
- No sentence fragments.
There are a total of 35. Â I have to confess that I don’t see the sentence without a verb very often.