Always avoid alliteration. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. Avoid cliches like the plague—they’re old hat. Employ the vernacular. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary. Parenthetical words however must be enclosed in commas. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive. Contractions aren’t necessary. Do not use a
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Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanocon… is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, “a word alleged to mean ‘a lung disease caused by the inhalation of volcanic ash, causing inflammation in the lungs.’” Source(s):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_word_in_English
An exhaustive list of proverbs and sayings. A must read for advertising copywriters , writers in general and language buffs.1. A bad beginning makes a bad ending.2. A bad corn promise is better than a good lawsuit.3. A bad workman quarrels with his tools.4. A bargain is a bargain.5. A beggar can never be bankrupt.6.
The phrases appear in a book called Damp Squid, named after the mistake of confusing a squid with a squib, a type of firework reports The Telegraph.The researchers who compiled the list monitor the use of phrases in a database called the Oxford University Corpus, which comprises books, papers, magazines, broadcast, the internet and other