Fumblerules of Grammar

Writer William Safire collected contradictory grammar rules from various sources and published 36 of them in his New York Times column in 1979. Eighteen more were added when he published the 2002 book Fumblerules: A Lighthearted Guide to Grammar and Good Usage. Here's a sample:
8. Do not put statements in the negative form.
9. Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
10. No sentence fragments.
11. Proofread carefully to see if you words out.

You've probably received these in an email forward at one time or another, so now you know where they come from and how old they are. Read the rest at Lists of Note. Link -via the Presurfer

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