The Elements of Style: The Original Edition

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Martino Publishing, 2011 - English language - 56 pages
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2011 Reprint of 1920 Edition. "The Elements of Style," by William Strunk, is a prescriptive American English writing style guide comprising eight "elementary rules of usage," ten "elementary principles of composition," "a few matters of form," a list of forty-nine "words and expressions commonly misused," and a list of fifty-seven "words often misspelled." This reprint reproduces the text of the 1920 edition. This authoritative and engagingly written manual retains its immediacy and relevance. Strunk begins with the basic rules of usage, offering explanations of correct punctuation and grammar. Covers grammar, diction, syntax, sentence construction and other basic writing essentials.

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Dont take everything verbatim in this particular edition of Elements Of Style or youll be spelling tomorrow as tomorrow. But its still a good read and I should have read it years ago as required by my ... Read full review

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Old but one of the best shortest and simplest writing books EVER. Omit needless words. I reference this book ALL THE TIME in my teaching so I finally bought several copies to give to my students. Read full review

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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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