The Elements of Style (Google eBook)

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Library of Alexandria, 1974 - 78 pages
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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

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User Review  - Dylan Gerety - Goodreads

Pithy and lean, this manual to the essentials of effective written English presents its contents without frills, bells, or whistles. It takes off at full-stop and continues that way, making point ... Read full review

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User Review  - Harry Green - Goodreads

Use this as a style guide for punchy, efficient writing. It certainly isn't applicable to everyone in any scenario; the author is often dictating his own preference, with unintentionally hilarity, such as "Don't write in foreign languages. Use English." Worth a read, for sure. Read full review

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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

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