The Elements of Style (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Library of Alexandria, 1974 - 78 pages
1064 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
639
4 stars
271
3 stars
98
2 stars
33
1 star
23

A good reference with rules, tips, and advice. - Goodreads
No excuse for poor writing with this book. - Goodreads
It is a useful guide to writing clear, clean prose. - Goodreads
Excellent and easy to read English textbook. - Goodreads
it was as boring as any other reference book. - Goodreads
Actually an enjoyable, as well as educational, read. - Goodreads

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

Concise, fun dry humor. A somewhat dry read, but worth it if you write at all. It serves as great inspiration for new techniques, words, and structures to add variation, impact, and energy to your writing. Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Alex Obrigewitsch - Goodreads

Useful, but definitely not the word of God on writing. Writing is the ever shifting flux of growth, its rules meant to be stretched to the limits and broken, but only by those that have first mastered ... Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

I INTRODUCTORY
II ELEMENTARY RULES OF USAGE
III ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION
IV A FEW MATTERS OF FORM
Chapter XII
V WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS COMMONLY MISUSED
VI SPELLING
VII EXERCISES ON CHAPTERS II AND III

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information