The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style

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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.


Publisher: New York : Macmillan
Copyright Date: ©1979
ISBN: 9780486113708
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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kristina_rad Jan 25, 2019

This book is a timeless reference! I enjoyed reading though it recently when I had a craving for a refresher in grammar and punctuation.

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MplsTA
Aug 02, 2017

A good refresher if it's been awhile since your last writing or English class.

Although this book was first published in the 1950's, it has been updated through the years.

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uncommonreader
Sep 09, 2016

A classic - to be read annually.

PimaLib_HeatherS May 04, 2015

Essential reading for any writer.

JCLMELODYK Jun 20, 2013

Maria Kalman is one of my favorite illustrators, known for her work for the New Yorker. Her writing is at times both humorous and endearing. You will never forget the rules of grammar once you've read The Elements of Style as illustrated by Kalman. Two thumbs up on all her work.

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inthemeantimes
Nov 05, 2012

Every writer should read this and have it on hand- I have to read it every year in high school and am glad that I do! I love love love this copy...

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mariaf
Mar 08, 2009

Every person should have a copy in thier home. Ecellent.

nadian Nov 15, 2008

Very useful for writers of all ages.

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