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Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Jose - Goodreads

It's a good book. Although I already knew most of the advice, there were new rules for me. I'll make some notes that I can refer to whenever I write anything; it's good to have such a good resource available. Liked it. Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Zachariah Sullivan - Goodreads

Correct writing and good writing are not synonymous. Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Ryan K Alford - Goodreads

The Elements of Style is more of a glorified pamphlet than a full-fledged book on the intricacies of writing form; yet the value offered in its 40 odd pages cannot be understated. As the old saying ... Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Joseph Street - Goodreads

EB White is a good enough writer to keep things entertaining (especially for a style guide), but the guidance dispensed is often quite idiosyncratic -- opinions masquerading as "rules". It's been ... Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Decent, but not gospel. This is a good primer for a beginning, struggling, or weak writer. It's funny and informative. Past that, as long as you understand grammar, you are already familiar with this text. Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Kyle Steele - Goodreads

My issue seems to be the same as everyone else's. Here we have a book that is marketed to beginners, yet is far from it. The stuff that was helpful was very helpful. Profound, really.That's why I give ... Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Grace Yeo - Goodreads

This isn't a book. It's a manual, a list of prescriptive rules advocating brevity, precision and clarity, but which are in themselves a mixed bag. Some of the rules seem like a good idea but are ... Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Michelle Roberts - Goodreads

Nice little book, although some of the examples are outdated. Pretty much what you'll find in any other grammar book. Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

For me, it was a little dry to read, but it does have some good advice and does provide good guidance for writers. Definitely worth the time for anyone who needs clear, concise and correct writing--but I'm glad it was short. Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Feisty Harriet - Goodreads

I have been reading passages from this book for months, and using it as a reference at work for at least that long. Some passages are useful in my day-to-day editing and proof reading, others seem ... Read full review


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