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The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition Kindle Edition
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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.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B095HZPGKF
- Publication date : May 19, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 521 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 109 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B09GJKG867
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #99,772 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #13,476 in Nonfiction (Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2022
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Around location 765 you'll find an example of 'keeping related words together'. It reads as follows:
New York’s first commercial human-sperm bank opened Friday with semen samples from eighteen men frozen in a stainless steel tank. »»»»» New York’s first commercial human- sperm bank opened Friday when semen samples were taken from eighteen men. The samples were then frozen and stored in a stainless steel tank.
Strunk JR., William. The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition . Pandora's Box. Kindle Edition.
The edition at Gutenberg was published in either 1918 or 1919. I am fairly certain that any sperm bank was not even thought of at that time.
Don't be fooled and you can always check for yourself. You can always return Kindle e-books if you find that it is not what you thought it was, within 7 days (at the time of this writing), for a full refund.
I just wanted to clarify this information for prospective buyers.
Getting this as an eBook just makes it so much easier to carry, means you'll never lose it, and adds the ability to search it. Love it, love it, love it!
The book is compact, so you can keep it at hand with your other writing needs. It is easy and pleasurable to read, with every writing-related subject you can think of (or should I state, of which you can think) nicely organized, complete with both correct and incorrect examples.
I once read a bit of advice from E.B White that stated in essence, "Make every word count."
For me, that is the starting point for excellent writing.
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It’s also really small and light, so could be kept in a handbag at all times! I think anyone studying in the English language should have a copy of this, from as young as possible, so they have the confidence to use grammar correctly, and to be able to define their writing style.