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The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition Paperback – Picture Book, July 23, 1999
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"...a marvellous and timeless little book... Here, succinctly, elegantly and without fuss are the essentials of writing clear, correct English."
John Clare, The Telegraph
- ASIN : 020530902X
- Publisher : Pearson; 4th edition (July 23, 1999)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 105 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780205309023
- ISBN-13 : 978-0205309023
- Item Weight : 1.76 ounces
- Dimensions : 7 x 4.5 x 0.3 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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My hardcopy is back in London.
I'm locked down writing a novel in the Haiar mountains in the Middle East.
Solution: kindle copy of The Elements of Style.
If you write anything, whatever level, this must be on your book shelf (or in your kindle!).
Reviewed in India on June 18, 2019