The Elements of Style

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Filiquarian Publishing, LLC., May 1, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 70 pages
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The Elements of Style is a classic work which is intended for use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters Two and Three) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. The numbers of the sections may be used as references in correcting manuscript.
  

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A good reference with rules, tips, and advice. - Goodreads
No excuse for poor writing with this book. - Goodreads
Beautiful! Lovely language pointers on writing style. - Goodreads
It is a useful guide to writing clear, clean prose. - Goodreads
it was as boring as any other reference book. - Goodreads
Excellent and easy to read English textbook. - Goodreads

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Great book that everyone, whether you are an engineering or a writer, should read. General good instruction on grammar in the beginning and great advice towards the end of the book on how to have good style in your writing. Read full review

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Always referring to and rereading. A classic reference text: utterly reliable. Read full review

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Contents

Introductory
5
Elementary Rules of Usage
7
Elementary Principles of Composition
19
A Few Matters of Form
45
Words and Expressions Commonly Misused
49
Words Commonly Misused
67

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About the author (2007)

William Strunk Jr. was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 1, 1869. He received a bachelor's degree at the University of Cincinnati in 1890 and Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1896. He taught English at Cornell University for forty-six years. He wrote two books: The Elements of Style, which was later published under the title The Elements and Practice of Composition, and English Metres. He was also an editor and edited important works by such authors as William Shakespeare, John Dryden, and James Fenimore Cooper. He served as a literary consultant to the 1936 MGM film version of Romeo and Juliet. He died on September 26, 1946.

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