The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style

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This style manual offers practical advice on improving writing skills. Throughout, the emphasis is on promoting a plain English style. This little book can help you communicate more effectively by showing you how to enliven your sentences....

Title:The Elements of Style
Edition Language:English
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    The Elements of Style Reviews

  • Patricia

    This book is good for the following things: 1. Propping up a short table leg2. Lining a bird cage3. Building a fire4. Using as a coaster for cold drinksI devoted some of my grammar thesis to criticizi...

  • Robin Hobb

    Yes. This is a very good book for anyone who wants to write anything. Of course, you can break any rule when you are writing. But I believe that is more effective when you know the rule you are breaki...

  • Patrick Gibson

    I remember, my Freshman year, sitting in the Music Building lounge waiting for my next class when Maryanne came crashing in, with an appropriate amount of chaos, announcing to all “Oh crap, I can’...

  • J.G. Keely

    There must be some structure to language. We must agree on some aspects of it, and creating rules and definitions around those mutual agreements helps to foster intelligibility throughout the language...

  • Leonard Gaya

    “It is an old observation that the best writers sometimes disregard the rules of rhetoric”, says professor Strunk. The old fart was probably referring to his students at Cornell University. The El...

  • David

    In her charming essay, "Insert a Carrot", Anne Fadiman describes a trait shared by everyone in her family - a heightened sensitivity to the flaws in other people's writing. The Fadimans all belong to ...

  • Kenny

    The gold standard. No more need be said than to quote Mr. Strunk's thoughts under the headline "Omit Needless Words":"Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a par...

  • Roy Lotz

    I still remember, and will always remember, my 11th grade English class. Before that year, English class had meant little more than vocabulary tests, book reports, and those five-paragraph (hamburger)...

  • Daniel Cowan

    This is a wonderful book for beginning writers to use as a guide. It cleary spells out the rules of English grammar, and provides examples to explain each guideline. I highly recommend this little gem...

  • David

    It is very good for what it does, which is advise on how to write clearly and concisely. But generations of writers have completely misunderstood its purpose and used it as a Bible of Good Writing. It...