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    1. Don’t use no double negative.
    2. Make each pronoun agree with their antecedent.
    3. Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.
    4. About them sentence fragments.
    5. When dangling, watch your participles.
    6. Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
    7. Don’t write run-on sentences they are hard to read.
    8. Try to not ever split infinitives.
    9. It’s important to use your apostrophe’s correctly.
    10. Proofread your writing to see if you any words out.

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