Tips how to fix English grammar


This page gives you simple tips to make your English more readable.
Note: This page is not written by a professional.
Examples are from the book 'New Twists on Old Favorites' by R. Wayne Schmittberger




  • The more widely a game has been played, the more rules players are likely to have invented for it.
    If people play games more widely, more rules are likely to have invented for it.
  • Passive voice
    the more widely a game has been played - if people play games more widely
    it is assumed that readers are familiar - readers need to be familiar
  • Long sentence
    Even when they like a game - or, perhaps, especially when they like a game - many players cannot resist the urge to experiment with the rules
    Even when they like a game many players cannot resist the urge to experiment with the rules
  • Wordy
    each of the games - each game
    at the same time - also
    all of these games - all these games