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Chapter 2. Conan the Grammarian > Perversity Rules - Pg. 12

Conan the Grammarian 12 Perversity Rules So much to learn, so little time! Come on, let me make it easy for you, baby. We'll just stick one toe in the water. Here's an easy and fun way to remember key grammar and usage issues: Learn some perverse rules. Each perverse rule contains the error it describes. Read the following 20 perverse rules. First identify each error. ( Hint: It's mentioned in the rule.) Then rewrite each sentence so that it's correct. I did the first one for you. At the end of the list, I explain each rule and give you a cross-reference so you can get a more detailed explanation. (Aren't I just the nicest person?) 1. Remember to never split an infinitive. Error:Split infinitive __________________________________________________ 2. Correction:Remember never to split an infinitive.___________________________ The passive voice should never be used. Error:______________________________________________________________ Correction:__________________________________________________________ We never make misteaks. Error:______________________________________________________________ Correction:__________________________________________________________ Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read. Error:______________________________________________________________ Correction:__________________________________________________________ Don't use no double negatives. 3. 4. 5.