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The Elements of Style: The Original Edition…

The Elements of Style: The Original Edition (1918)

by William Strunk

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This is a beautiful volume of a culturally important book, but any discussion of The Elements of Styles must come with this caveat-- it is only a style guide. I repeat, it is only a style guide. Some parts are helpful, but some of the advice in fact is contrary to clarity or actual observed usage of the English language, too. Use with prudence, as is always recommended for any style guide. ( )
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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, ( )
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Anyone that regularly writes should keep this book nearby as a handy reference volume on word usage and composition style. ( )
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This is the Original Edition of William Strunk, Jr.'s writing handbook, The Elements of Style, written in 1918. Later editions were significantly expanded by E.B. White, and so should not be combined with these.
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This classic reference is a must-have for any student or writer. In this brief handbook, Strunk identifies the principal requirements of proper American English style and concentrates on the most often violated rules of composition. Authoritative and engagingly written, this is simply the greatest book of its kind.

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The original edition of the most trusted writer's guide to American English, this is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, sentence construction, and other writing essentials. In brief and concise terms, author William Strunk, Jr., identifies the principal requirements of proper American English style and concentrates on the most often violated rules of composition. Originally published in 1918, this authoritative and engagingly written manual retains its immediacy and relevance. Strunk begins with the basic rules of usage, offering accessible explanations of correct punctuation and grammar. His advice on the principles of composition cites concrete examples of how to maintain clarity by eliminating redundancy and unnecessary embellishment. In addition, Strunk provides valuable pointers on avoiding common errors in the usage of words and expressions, and in spelling. The greatest book of its kind, this volume is a must for any student or writer.… (more)

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