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"White is one of the best stylists and most lucid minds in this country. What he says and his way of saying it are equally rewarding."

The Wall Street Journal

"The book remains a nonpareil: direct, correct, and delightful."

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". . . Should be the daily companion of anyone who writes for a living, and for that matter, anyone who writes at all."

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"This excellent book, which should go off to college with every freshman, is recognized as the best book of its kind we have."

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"It's hard to imagine an engineer or a manager who doesn't need to express himself in English prose as part of his job. It's also hard to imagine a writer who will not be improved by a liberal application of The Elements of Style."

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"No book in shorter space, with fewer words, will help any writer more than this persistent little volume." The Boston Globe

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"White is one of the best sytlists and most lucid minds in this country. What he says and his way of saying it are equally rewarding." The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"The work remains a nonpareil: direct, correct, and delightful." The New Yorker

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"...should be the daily companion of anyone who writes for a living and, for that matter, anyone who writes at all." Greensboro (N.C.) Daily News

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"This excellent book, which should go off to college with every freshman, is recognized as the best book of its kind we have." St. Paul Dispatch, Pioneer Press

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"It's hard to imagine an engineer or a manager who doesn't need to express himself in English prose as part of his job. It's also hard to imagine a writer who will not be improved by a liberal application of The Elements of Style." Telephone Engineer & Management

Synopsis:

This manual offers advice on improving writing skills. The emphasis is on promoting a plain English style.

Synopsis:

You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.This book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.

Synopsis:

You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. The revisions to the new edition are purposely kept minimal in order to retain the book's unique tone, wit, and charm.

A new Glossary of the grammatical terms used in the book provides a convenient reference for readers. The discussion of pronoun use is revised to reflect the contemporary concern with sexist language. In addition, there are numerous slight revisions in the book itself which implement this advice.

A new Foreword by Charles Osgood reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered. This book has conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.

About the Author

William Strunk, Jr. first used his own book, The Elements of Style, in 1919 for his English 8 course at Cornell University. The book was published in 1935 by Oliver Strunk.

E. B. White was a student in Professor Strunk's class at Cornell, and used "the little book" for himself. Commissioned by Macmillan to revise Strunk's book, White edited the 1959 and 1972 editions of The Elements of Style.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD.

INTRODUCTION.

I.ELEMENTARY RULES OF USAGE.

 1.Form the Possessive Singular of Nouns by Adding 's.

 2.In a Series of Three or More Terms with a Single Conjunction, Use a Comma after Each Term except the Last.

 3.Enclose Parenthetic Expressions between Commas.

 4.Place a Comma before a Conjunction Introducing an Independent Clause.

 5.Do Not Join Independent Clauses with a Comma.

 6.Do Not Break Sentences in Two.

 7.Use a Colon after an Independent Clause to Introduce a List of Particulars, an Appositive, an Amplification, or an Illustrative Question.

 8.Use a Dash to Set Off an Abrupt Break or Interruption and to Announce a Long Appositive or Summary.

 9.The Number of the Subject Determines the Number of the Verb.

10.Use the Proper Case of Pronoun.

11.A Participial Phrase at the Beginning of the Sentence Must Refer to the Grammatical Subject.

II.ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION.

12.Choose a Suitable Sesign and Hold to It.

13.Make the Paragraph the unit of Composition.

14.Use the Active Voice.

15.Put Statements in Positive Form.

16.Use Definite, Specific, Concrete Language.

17.Omit Needless Words.

18.Avoid a Succession of Loose Sentences.

19.Express Coordinate Ideas in Similar Form.

20.Keep Related Words Together.

21.In Summaries, Keep to One Tense.

22.Place the Emphatic Words of a Sentence at the End.

III.A FEW MATTERS OF FORM.

IV.WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS COMMONLY MISUSED.

V.AN APPROACH TO STYLE (WITH A LIST OF REMINDERS).

 1.Place Yourself in the Background.

 2.Write in a Way That Comes Naturally.

 3.Work From a Suitable Style.

 4.Write with Nouns and Verbs.

 5.Revise and Rewrite.

 6.Do Not Overwrite.

 7.Do Not Overstate.

 8.Avoid the Use of Qualifiers.

 9.Do Not Affect a Breezy Manner.

10.Use Orthodox Spelling.

11.Do Not Explain Too Much.

12.Do Not Construct Awkward Adverbs.

13.Make Sure the Reader Knows Who is Speaking.

14.Avoid Fancy Words.

15.Do Not Use Dialect Unless Your Ear Is Good.

16.Be Clear.

17.Do Not Inject Opinion.

18.Use Figures of Speech Sparingly.

19.Do Not Take Shortcuts at the Cost of Clarity.

20.Avoid Foreign Languages.

21.Prefer the Standard to the Offbeat.

Afterword.

Glossary.

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This text was a requirement for a class a few years ago and I mistakenly sold my copy shortly after. I've never double-purchased a book before, but this book is essential! Its crisp writing clearly defines all of the elements of style that are still important. This book is now my Bible. Get a copy.
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This text was a requirement for a class a few years ago and I mistakenly sold my copy shortly after. I've never double-purchased a book before, but this book is essential! Its crisp writing clearly defines all of the elements of style that are still important. This book is now my Bible. Get a copy.
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There's a reason why Elements of Style has been around so long: it contains plenty of precious gems of advice to guide the high school student, while delivering plenty of reminders for the seasoned writer. During my academic career, as a student and instructor, I've had dozens of writing handbooks come across my desks. Since 1976, this is the one book to which I've turned for help, again and again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780205309023
Foreword:
Angell, Roger
Revised:
White, E. B.
Foreword:
Angell, Roger
Author:
Strunk, William, Jr.
Afterword by:
Osgood, Charles
Afterword:
Osgood, Charles
Author:
White, E. B.
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Technical Writing
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
Style
Subject:
Business Communication - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
English language -- Style.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Elements of Style (Paperback)
Series Volume:
01-218
Publication Date:
July 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
105
Dimensions:
7 x 4.4 x 0.4 in 132 gr

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"Review" by , "No book in shorter space, with fewer words, will help any writer more than this persistent little volume."
"Review" by , "White is one of the best sytlists and most lucid minds in this country. What he says and his way of saying it are equally rewarding." The Wall Street Journal
"Review" by , "The work remains a nonpareil: direct, correct, and delightful." The New Yorker
"Review" by , "...should be the daily companion of anyone who writes for a living and, for that matter, anyone who writes at all." Greensboro (N.C.) Daily News
"Review" by , "This excellent book, which should go off to college with every freshman, is recognized as the best book of its kind we have." St. Paul Dispatch, Pioneer Press
"Review" by , "It's hard to imagine an engineer or a manager who doesn't need to express himself in English prose as part of his job. It's also hard to imagine a writer who will not be improved by a liberal application of The Elements of Style."
"Synopsis" by , This manual offers advice on improving writing skills. The emphasis is on promoting a plain English style.
"Synopsis" by , You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.This book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.
"Synopsis" by , You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. The revisions to the new edition are purposely kept minimal in order to retain the book's unique tone, wit, and charm.

A new Glossary of the grammatical terms used in the book provides a convenient reference for readers. The discussion of pronoun use is revised to reflect the contemporary concern with sexist language. In addition, there are numerous slight revisions in the book itself which implement this advice.

A new Foreword by Charles Osgood reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered. This book has conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.

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