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    I just wanted to share this with you...

    Rules for writing
      • Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
      • Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
      • And don't start a sentence with a conjunction.
      • It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
      • Avoid cliches like the plague. (They're old hat.)
      • Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.
      • Be more or less specific.
      • Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary.
      • Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
      • No sentence fragments.
      • Contractions aren't necessary and shouldn't be used.
      • Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
      • Do not be redundant; do not use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
      • One should never generalize.
      • Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
      • Don't use no double negatives.
      • Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
      • One-word sentences? Eliminate.
      • Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
      • The passive voice is to be ignored.
      • Eliminate commas, that are, not necessary. Parenthetical words however should be enclosed in commas.
      • Never use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice.
      • Do not use multiple exclamation points NOR all caps for emphasis!!!
      • Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.
      • Understatement is always the absolute best way to put forth earth shaking ideas.
      • Use the apostrophe in it's proper place and omit it when its not needed.
      • Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
      • If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: Resist hyperbole; not one writer in a million can use it correctly.
      • Puns are for children, not groan readers.
      • Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
      • Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
      • Who needs rhetorical questions?
      • Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
      • The passive voice should never be used.
      • Do not put statements in the negative form.
      • A writer must not shift your point of view.
      • Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences of 10 or more words, to their antecedents.
      • Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.
      • If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
      • Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors.
      • Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
      • Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing.
      • Always pick on the correct idiom.
      • The adverb always follows the verb.
      • Be careful to use the rite homonym.
      • And last...
        • Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

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    Loved it !

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    this is great! thanks for sharing!

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    You got Me! I started reading this as a serious post and I thought "what the heck is wrong with Nadia...she's doing exactly what she says not to do!" Then it hit me! I'm a little SLOW at times.

    Very, very good Nadia!

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    Too funny, and that's a definite maybe!

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    Funny, funny, funny!!!



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    Casi me lo pierdo....absolutamente ......¡GENIAL!
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."

    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)

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    ¡gracias Nadia! ¡muy buen resumen!

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