Summary Table: 6 Grammar Lessons Instructional Designers Should Unlearn



Stop using “me.”

There’s nothing wrong with you and me.

Never end a sentence with a preposition.

If it makes the most sense, keep the preposition, but if it’s redundant, take it out!

Only capitalize long words in a title.

Capitalize All the Major Words in a Title

Don’t use “they” as a singular pronoun.

Most style guides say anyone can use “they” as a singular pronoun in their writing.

Never use fragments.

In informal writing, it’s okay to use fragments. In moderation.

Never begin a sentence with “and” or “but.”

It’s okay to begin a sentence with a coordinating conjuction. But don’t overdo it.

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