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THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE: 50th Anniversary Edition

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings. Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal"). Read full review

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This book is an embarrassment to modern grammar and linguistics classes in college. A nearly 100 year old, 70 page book, written by 2 men who are not experts of grammar, is filled with redundancies and needlessly simplistic statements. Rules such as, "Don't explain too much," or, " Don't use needless words," don't need to be written down to be known by most college level students writing term papers. Their professors should already know this, and they should know this having had high school experience before then.  

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Absolutely brilliant! Even though English is not my first language (and not even second), this book not only helped me to better express myself in writing, but also helped me to enjoy reading English literature even more.

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PAGES 18 TO 70 ARE MISSING!

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Amazing book! Essential for any writer at any stage!

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"A book that is needed until it is no more needed". A complete reference of best ways of writing English that too in a pocket book size.

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It's concise.
It's humorous.
It's straightforward.
It's well balanced and reasonably biased.
It's articulate and persuading.
It's just handy if you'd like to write in English.
All in all, it's a must buy.
 

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este livro é uma sugestão do steven krug, no livro não me faça pensar, 2ª edição de 2006 página 25

Review: The Elements of Style (Elements of Composition Series)

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I've just finished reading and studying this book for the second time, and I've learned much more than before. I recommend it to anyone who has a passion for writing. To further express my gratitude ... Read full review

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I keep rereading this classic to tatters. Read full review

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