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Author: Richard De A'Morelli
Publisher: SPECTRUM INK
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
"If you are reading The Elements of Style for an academic course or to improve your writing, this companion workbook can help you to memorize and self-test your knowledge of basic English grammar rules." This workbook is designed for readers of the three most popular versions of William Strunk's grammar classic, The Elements of Style. It can be used by readers of Strunk's original work, now in the public domain; the "Strunk and White" editions by E.B. White; and The Elements of Style: 2018 Classic Edition. In addition, readers of other grammar books, and ESL/EFL learners, may find this workbook useful for learning the core rules of English grammar. Learning grammar may seem like a boring task, but it is a must for students who wish to do well in their courses and for writers who want to improve their grammar and style. This workbook presents a series of 27 quizzes with 626 questions, multiple-choice answers, and a convenient scoring key. Some quizzes drill on grammar rules covered in all versions of The Elements of Style
, and others are keyed to a specific edition.
To derive maximum benefit from this workbook, it is suggested that you complete a few quizzes each day. Take note of your correct and incorrect answers to reinforce the underlying grammar rules. Be sure that you have a firm grasp of each rule before going on to the next quiz. You will know that you are ready to proceed when you have answered all the questions on a quiz correctly.
Used in classrooms across America and around the world, The Elements of Style
has helped generations of students and writers learn to write grammatically correct prose. Whether you are taking a course for which Strunk's book is required reading, or you are a writer looking to polish your style, this workbook can help you to learn English grammar rules and use that knowledge to make all your writing exemplary.