In the narrative, if at all possible, avoid beginning any sentence with any of the so-called FANBOYS (For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, or So) ….
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Assuming you reside in these United States of America, and assuming you write for an audience that speaks US English, then it follows that US ….
Use Active Verbs/Active Voice in every case when the narrative does not describe a state of being. Use Passive verbs only when describing a state ….
All rifles are guns. All pistols are guns. All revolvers are guns. Not all guns are rifles, not all guns are pistols, and not all ….
All scotch is whisky. All bourbon is whiskey. Not all whisky is Scotch and not all whiskey is Bourbon. Both spellings of the word, whiskey ….
All boats are vessels. All ships are vessels. Not all vessels are boats or ships. Among water going vessels, the distinction between ships and boats ….