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Rule #17: My Writing Mantra

Omit needless words.
Omit needless words.
Omit needless words.

Strunk’s 1918 recommendation:
“Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. 81 more words

Blaise Pascal

Warning! Grammar Police Checkpoint Ahead!

We’re ready to examine Rule #2 of The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing: Good grammar. Notice that I said good. You’ll recall that the… 747 more words