The Right Way To Write

Nowadays, everyone enjoys the right to write, though not everything that’s written is worth our attention.

But if we must write, we must, at least, know how to write. In 1946, George Orwell recommended a set of writing rules to abide by.

(i) Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech, which you are used to seeing in print.
(ii) Never use a long word, where a short one will do.
(iii) If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
(iv) Never use the passive when you can use the active.
(v) Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
(vi) Break any of these rules sooner than say something outright barbarous.

h/t: EXPLORE

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