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“Fumblerules Of Grammar”


The late columnist William Safire composed a list of 36 hilarious, and useful, grammar guidelines, which he called the “Fumblerules of Grammar.

You can see them all here, and it’s definitely worth a look. Here’s a sample:

Remember to never split an infinitive.

A preposition is something never to end a sentence with.

The passive voice should never be used.

Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read.

Don’t use no double negatives.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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