The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style

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This book aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters II and III) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. In accordance with this plan it lays down three rules for the use of the comma, instead of a score or more, and one for the use of the semicolon, in the belief that these four rules provide for all the internal punctuation that is required by nineteen sentences out of twenty. Similarly, it gives in Chapter III only those principles of the paragraph and the sentence which are of the widest application. The book thus covers only a small portion of the field of English style. The experience of its writer has been that once past the essentials, students profit most by individual instruction based on the problems of their own work, and that each instructor has his own body of theory, which he may prefer to that offered by any textbook.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Jefferson Publication,, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781512042290
1512042293
Branch Call Number: 425 Strunk 2015
Characteristics: 62 pages ; 23 cm

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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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SilverSparrow
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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