- Strike unnecessary words from your writing. Here are some examples: I washed all
ofmy clothes. This is some kind of acat, but I can’t remember its name. We’re allout of detergent. I can’t decide whether or notto go to the concert.
- Always check your math when you write. You look careless when you write, “The latest poll said 54 percent will vote for Dewey, 44 percent will vote for Truman, and 5 percent are undecided.” (I know this is an editing tip, not a grammar tip, but it’s definitely worth mentioning!)
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