The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition 4th Edition
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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
- Paperback : 105 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780205309023
- ISBN-13 : 978-0205309023
- Product Dimensions : 7 x 4.5 x 0.3 inches
- Publisher : Pearson; 4th Edition (July 23, 1999)
- ASIN : 020530902X
- Item Weight : 1.76 ounces
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #13,044 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.
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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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First written by Professor Will Strunk as a summation of English usage, composition, and form with words and expressions commonly misused, and later polished, expanded and transformed into a classic reference book thirty-eight years later by Strunk's student, E. B. White, 'The Elements of Style' does indeed contain 'rich deposits of gold.'
This book will help you to write better through eleven elementary rules such as using commas, dashes, and colons; eleven elementary principles of composition such as design, active voice and summaries; a few matters of form such as headings, exclamations and numerals; words and expressions commonly misused; an approach to style with a list of reminders; and a glossary of terms.
I read this book in one sitting, underlining key points on every page, wanting to take it all in so that I could immediately put the rules and style approaches into practice.
A must for any discerning writer - a book that will inspire you to write, move you to want to write every day, and help you to write well.
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.