- Paperback: 105 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 4th edition (August 2, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780205309023
- ISBN-13: 978-0205309023
- ASIN: 020530902X
- Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.4 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2,713 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is the same book that my English teachers suggested that we purchase to write all our papers for high school and college.
I use it in my novels and in my screenplay work to check my writing. I am so happy that Amazon had one as a replacement for the one I had a while back.
This is a must-have for all writers!
The power of the well-engineered sentence and paragraph stands out and is noticed as a construct from out of the writing norm. Strunk & White has a timeless depth of character rather like the "Art of War". I find myself re-visiting this thin reference time and again. Divining just the right element and style to deliver the desired written outcome takes practice and experimentation. Strunk & White provides the essential companion. It may, in fact, be all you need to up your expression quotient.
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~~ This has nothing to do with THE BOOK, but requires some explanation: This item was part of an order that included three other items.
If all 4 items in this order are advertised as “In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.”… and I checked the Shipping preference box “Group my items into as few shipments as possible,” then why was my order shipped (and arrived) in three separate packages on three separate dates??
Usually when I hear a logical explanation for something that seems otherwise, I say, "Oh,..well,... OK." But this does seem to defy the purpose of the statements quoted above. I would appreciate hearing from Amazon.
Now, Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl) presents grammar in a much easier form to learn.
Strunk is still useable, just harder to use.