Rule of thumb

Here’s a rule of thumb for writrs: Whatever the writer for Yahoo! Sports‘ “Prep Rally” does, do the opposite:

them sports pr

Don’t use an unnecessary word like general to modify rule of thumb; it is by definition a general principle. And don’t use multiple pronouns to refer to the same person. I was so confused by that sentence that I thought the opposing coach charged and attacked (which seem to be the same thing) youths.


3 Responses to “Rule of thumb”

  1. lectorconstans Says:

    The only thing for that sentence is to throw it out and start all over from the beginning again.

    Using “one” for “me or you or anybody else” is usually reserved for formal or upper-class British English. But then, the British have a long history in India.

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