Plain Language Guide

Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old hat.)
Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
The passive voice is to be avoided.
Who needs rhetorical questions?
Don’t repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before.
Don’t use commas, that, are not, necessary.
Never use a big word when a diminutive alternative would suffice.
Subject and verb always has to agree.
Placing a comma between subject and predicate, is not correct.
Don’t repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before.
Poofread carefully to see if you any words out.
A writer must not shift your point of view.
Be more or less specific.

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