The Elements of Style

The author intends this book to make that adventure more rewarding, and more enjoyable.Oh. The difference between "dryer" and "drier"? That, like so much else, is in the book.

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ABOUT THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE:UPDATED FOR PRESENT-DAY USE“The ancients wrote at a time when the great art of writing badly had not yet been invented. In those days to write at all meant to write well.” – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg.I was originally born in Ohio....Well, that's interesting, I thought, as I absentmindedly listened to the sports announcer on the radio.Wait! STOP! "I was ORIGINALLY BORN IN OHIO..."?Well, gosh. Where were you born after THAT?Then there are the baseball commentators who routinely say things like: "If he makes that play, the run may not have scored."Well, again, wait just a minute. "If he MAKES that play...." But the play is already over. Why is the sentence in the present tense? "...The run may not have scored." But it DID score, so in this case, the proper word is "might," "MIGHT not have scored." A baseball announcer with any feeling for elementary good grammar would have said: "If he had made that play, the run might not have scored."Oh, and then there are little niceties like this: "If I'm the Dallas Cowboys, I gotta believe...." But you AREN'T the Dallas Cowboys, and besides, how could one person be an entire football organization?Okay, okay, sports broadcasters are easy to pick on (though one wonders why sports announcers, who are paid to speak, can't speak clearly, grammatically, and well).The problem is -- and it's the problem squarely confronted in this book -- that such loose, breezy, and ungrammatical language is epidemic in print, too. Newspapers and magazines are full of clichés and buzzwords, and there's not one writer in ten who understands that difference between "lay" and "lie." If you have a friend who goes duck hunting, and s/he gives you a bunch of down, you might want to LAY the down on your mattress. Similarly, you LAY turf in the yard, or LAY bricks in the patio. But when you take to your bed for a nap, you LIE down. (The issue is clarified in this book.)Language, whether spoken or written, is like a game, and like all games, it has rules. Now, "rules" does not have to be a scary word, and we all know that in language, the rules are constantly changing. "Ain't" was once a fairly common, and unremarkable, word, but nowadays, the President cannot use "ain't" in a State of the Union address; that's just the way the game is currently played. Furthermore, we judge language, whether spoken or written, by how well it accomplishes its ends within the agreed-upon rules. (On the subject of games without rules, Robert Frost said, apropos free verse: "I would as soon play tennis with the net down.")There are many rules, formal and informal, and many little distinctions, to be learned, in language, and the author considers it fun, rather than a chore, to learn them. What is the difference between "loath" and "loathe"? When do we use "who," and when do we use "whom"? What is a gerund, what is apposition?These, and many other niceties of language, are investigated and explained in this updating of William Strunk, Jr.'s classic work. The book is based on Strunk's original text of 1918, which he wrote for the use of his students at Cornell University; it proved to be a landmark. The book was revised and expanded by E.B. White, of New Yorker fame, in 1959, but it has had no significant update since 1979. And since that time, many little affronts (for some of us, insults) to the eye and ear have gotten into the language.So here is a new edition of Strunk's classic work, with many of his rules and pronouncements expanded and explained; with new sections on proper usage and correct spelling; and even a "Rogue's Gallery" comprised of samples of egregious writing culled from current newspapers and magazines.For anyone who will reflect on it, language is an ongoing, fascinating adventure. The author intends this book to make that adventure more rewarding, and more enjoyable.Oh. The difference between "dryer" and "drier"? That, like so much else, is in the book.

The Elements of Style

This is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, and other essentials. In concise terms, it identifies the principal requirements of proper style and common errors.

Author: William Strunk

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This is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, and other essentials. In concise terms, it identifies the principal requirements of proper style and common errors.

The Elements of Style Annotated

In 1919, William Strunk, Jr., an English teacher at Cornell, wrote a small textbook and style that he affectionately referred to as "the little book".

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Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the timeThe English language is an intricate maze of rules and exceptions. Knowing each rule is difficult even for native English speakers and writers. Different style guides use contradicting rules, confusing even more budding writers who desperately try to write clean copy. Fortunately, there is a simple way for writers to improve their copy with under 2 oz of material resources: Elements of style. In 1919, William Strunk, Jr., an English teacher at Cornell, wrote a small textbook and style that he affectionately referred to as "the little book". Originally published only for your classes, the booklet instructed the reader to embrace simple and easy to remember the rules for improving your copy. Reviewed by E.B. White (former student of Strunk's), the little book became a little bigger, but it's still tiny.These refined methods can be implemented in all forms of writing, including essays, reports, blogs, and even tweets. With more than 10 million copies sold, the elements of the style has helped writers of all sizes. All writers, regardless of their age or level, will benefit from the simple rules described in this tiny manuscript.

The Elements of Style

The original edition of the concise classic, with essential advice for aspiring writers like “omit needless words.” With simple principles and helpful tips on usage and composition, as well as lists of common errors to avoid, The ...

Author: William Strunk

Publisher: Open Road Media

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The original edition of the concise classic, with essential advice for aspiring writers like “omit needless words.” With simple principles and helpful tips on usage and composition, as well as lists of common errors to avoid, The Elements of Style was first published during World War I by Cornell University professor William Strunk Jr. Originally intended for Cornell students, it would become widely renowned as a memorable short guide for those who want to write clear, correct, and effective prose. A staple in countless classrooms and a touchstone for generations, it is still relevant and useful a century later.

The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White - The Classic Writing Style Guide - This book aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style.

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The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White - The Classic Writing Style Guide - 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. The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage," ten "elementary principles of composition," "a few matters of form," a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused," and a list of 57 "words often misspelled." E. B. White greatly enlarged and revised the book for publication by Macmillan in 1959. That was the first edition of the so-called "Strunk & White," which Time named in 2011 one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923.

The Elements of Style Illustrated

That was the first edition of the so-called Strunk & White, which Time named in 2011 as one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923.

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The Elements of Style is an American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr. in 1918, and published by Harcourt in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage", ten "elementary principles of composition", "a few matters of form", a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused", and a list of 57 "words often misspelled". E. B. White greatly enlarged and revised the book for publication by Macmillan in 1959. That was the first edition of the so-called Strunk & White, which Time named in 2011 as one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923.

The Elements of Style

This new edition brings the book up to date with a fully revised chapter on the postwar to the Post-Modernist period (1950-75) plus a brand new chapter on contemporary style.

Author: Stephen Calloway

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ISBN: 1845331273

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An updated and extended edition of The Elements of Style: the most comprehensive visual survey, period by period, feature by feature, of the styles that have had the greatest impact on the interiors of British and American domestic architecture.

The Elements of Style

This part of the book is concerned with attitudes in writing, with Mr. White's personal list of "do's" and "don'ts" and with style as the mark of the writer." --dust jacket.

Author: William Strunk

Publisher: New York ; Galt : Macmillan

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"The Elements of Style has been restored to the world of letters because of its tested usefulness in helping people to write effectively and well. Mr. White has judiciously revised the book and has contributed a final chapter that seeks to lead the reader beyond mere correctness toward distinction in English style. This part of the book is concerned with attitudes in writing, with Mr. White's personal list of "do's" and "don'ts" and with style as the mark of the writer." --dust jacket.

The Elements of Style

A Prescriptive American English Writing Style Guide The Elements of Style William Strunk, Jr. E. B. White This book aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style.

Author: William Strunk

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A Prescriptive American English Writing Style Guide The Elements of Style William Strunk, Jr. And E. B. White 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. The numbers of the sections may be used as references in correcting manuscript. The writer's colleagues in the Department of English in Cornell University have greatly helped him in the preparation of his manuscript. Mr. George McLane Wood has kindly consented to the inclusion under Rule 10 of some material from his Suggestions to Authors. The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage", ten "elementary principles of composition", "a few matters of form", a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused", and a list of 57 "words often misspelled". E. B. White much enlarged and revised the book for publication by Macmillan, in 1959. That was the first edition of the so-called "Strunk & White", which Time named in 2011 one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923. Cornell University English professor William Strunk, Jr. wrote The Elements of Style in 1918 and privately published it in 1919, for in-house use at the university. (Harcourt republished it in 52-page format in 1920.) Later, for publication, he and editor Edward A. Tenney revised it as The Elements and Practice of Composition (1935). In 1957, at The New Yorker, the style guide reached the attention of E.B. White, who had studied writing under Strunk in 1919 but had since forgotten "the little book" that he described as a "forty-three-page summation of the case for cleanliness, accuracy, and brevity in the use of English". Weeks later, White wrote a feature story about Strunk's devotion to lucid English prose.

The Elements of Style Annotated Business Edition

If your course requires any of these editions of The Elements of Style, you can use the following links to obtain the appropriate book: --The Elements of Style, 4th Edition (Strunk & White) http://amazon.com/dp/020530902X --Elements of ...

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The Elements of Style (Annotated) Business Edition. with Editor's Notes & New Exercises The Elements of Style is a classic American English writing style guide with various editions. In 2011, Time named the "Strunk & White" version of the book as one of the 100 most influential books in English since 1923. Stephen King even recommended it as a grammar guide that all aspiring writers should read, and it is currently being used as a textbook at the University of Texas, UC Berkeley and University of Minnesota among many other institutions worldwide. This updated business edition of William Strunk's timeless American classic includes the original version of The Elements of Style adapted to business contexts, together with numerous other updates. The English language has evolved over the years, so while many of the grammar rules listed in William Strunk's original Elements of Style book are still relevant today, some of these rules are now outdated. This Business Edition of the book addresses these new rules of communication with the following upgrades and additional content: 1. This new 2020 Business Edition of The Elements of Style has been fully updated to modern business English. 2. Language has been adapted to business and professional settings. 3. Editor's notes and explanations have been included throughout the book to expand on lessons wherever needed or to provide further context. 4. Specific business examples have been added in order to provide context. 5. New business specific exercises have been added to accompany chapters 2 & 3. 6. The paperback version of this Business Edition includes blank, lined pages in the back of the book for easy note-taking. 7. The digital version has been optimized for the latest generations of digital book-reading devices, such as Kindle Fire, Kindle with front light, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Kids Edition and Kindle Oasis. PLEASE NOTE: Some academic courses may specify other editions of The Elements of Style, such as The Elements of Style 4th Edition by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White, or The Elements of Style 2018. If your course requires any of these editions of The Elements of Style, you can use the following links to obtain the appropriate book: --The Elements of Style, 4th Edition (Strunk & White) http: //amazon.com/dp/020530902X --Elements of Style 2017 http: //amazon.com/dp/1988236282 --Elements of Style 2018 http: //amazon.com/dp/1643990004 --The Elements of Style Workbook http: //amazon.com/dp/1642810053

The Elements of Style

That was the first edition of the so-called "Strunk & White", which Time named in 2011 as one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923.

Author: William Strunk Jr.

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The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage", ten "elementary principles of composition", "a few matters of form", a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused", and a list of 57 "words often misspelled". E. B. White greatly enlarged and revised the book for publication by Macmillan in 1959. That was the first edition of the so-called "Strunk & White", which Time named in 2011 as one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923.

The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style is some kind of examples’ collection of all kinds of styles of writing very different works. The greatest book of its kind, this volume is a must for any student, teacher and writer.

Author: William Strunk Jr.

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN: 9789388760324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Elements of Style is widely considered America’s most beloved grammar book. This is the most trusted writer's guide to 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. Strunk begins with the basic rules of usage, offering accessible explanations of correct punctuation and grammar. The Elements of Style is some kind of examples’ collection of all kinds of styles of writing very different works. The greatest book of its kind, this volume is a must for any student, teacher and writer.

The Elements of Style

The New Yorker's Golden Age As The Elements of Style has long been a classic style manual, The New Yorker has long been the standard-bearer of American magazine journalism.

Author: E B White

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The New Yorker's Golden Age As The Elements of Style has long been a classic style manual, The New Yorker has long been the standard-bearer of American magazine journalism. Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925 and was its editor until his death in 1951. Ross envisioned the magazine as funny, literate, and sophisticated, and he famously said that it was not ''for the old lady in Dubuque.'' White began writing for the magazine in its first year and continued to do so until his death in 1985. He is widely credited In addition, online news sources provide constantly updated news. Consumers can watch movies and other entertainment at home any time via videocassettes, DVDs, and cable and satellite movie channels, and, increasingly, on the Internet. All in all, Americans read less and watch more than they did in the past. with creating the magazine's distinctive style. The New Yorker has been so influential that generations of aspiring writers have looked to it for guidance and inspiration, much as they have looked to Strunk and White's book.

The Elements of Style

In this 1918 original edition, Strunk concentrates on specific questions of usage, the cultivation of good writing, and avoiding overwriting by making "every word tell.

Author: William Strunk, Jr.

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ISBN: 1434102815

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Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is an essential guide for students, teachers, editors, and writers. In this 1918 original edition, Strunk concentrates on specific questions of usage, the cultivation of good writing, and avoiding overwriting by making every word tell. E. B. White, a writer at the New Yorker magazine who studied under Strunk, described this little book as a forty-three-page summation of the case for cleanliness, accuracy, and brevity in the use of English. Newly designed and typeset by Waking Lion Press.

The Elements of Style Classic Edition 2018

This updated 2018 Classic Edition contains the original version of William Strunk's The Elements of Style, plus a variety of enhancements that make this book even more useful.

Author: William Strunk Jr.

Publisher: Spectrum Ink

ISBN: 1643990047

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This updated 2018 Classic Edition contains the original version of William Strunk's The Elements of Style, plus a variety of enhancements that make this book even more useful. It is now being used as a textbook in classes at University of Minnesota, University of Texas, UC Berkeley, and elsewhere.Generations of college students and writers have learned the basics of English grammar from this short book. It was rated "one of the 100 most influential books written in English" by Time in 2011, and iconic author Stephen King recommended it as a grammar primer that all aspiring writers should read.Written a century ago, Strunk's book is a nostalgic link to the Art Deco era and the Roaring Twenties. Many of the grammar rules listed in his book still apply today; but the English language has changed over the years, and some of these rules have are now obsolete. This Classic Edition addresses these changes with the following enhancements and additional content:1. This 2018 update adds two new chapters requested by college professors and students: Basic Rules of Capitalization and Style Rules for Better Writing.2. Editor's notes have been inserted throughout the book to flag grammar rules that are become obsolete and to provide up-to-date advice for students and writers.3. Emojis have been added to help readers identify correct examples from errors at a glance.4. A Study Guide is included in the last chapter, and the paperback version includes blank, lined pages in the back of the book for note taking.5. The e-book version has been restyled for improved display on the latest generations of digital book-reading devices.Elements of Style: Classic Edition 2018 gives students and writers a blueprint that they can follow to write clearly and effectively while learning the fundamental rules of English Grammar.

The Elements of Style Workbook

This workbook is an essential grammar and writing resource like no other.

Author: William Strunk, Jr.

Publisher: Tip Top Education

ISBN: 1940282942

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This workbook is an essential grammar and writing resource like no other. Whether you are beginning your journey to quality writing or would like to refine your command of voice and style, you will find this updated version of a tried-and-true resource a vital aid and guide to both grammar and writing.

The Elements of Style Fourth Edition

This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.

Author: E. B. White

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ISBN: 9798707040191

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'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.

The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style The Elements of Style I. INTRODUCTORY II. ELEMENTARY RULES OF USAGE III. ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION IV.

Author: William Strunk

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783735791689

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.

The Elements of Style

William Strunk Jr. |}// Elements of Style William Strunk Jr. The Elements of Style e-artnow, 2018 Contact: Front Cover.

Author: William Strunk Jr.

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ISBN: 9788026893417

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The Elements of Style William Strunk concentrated on specific questions of usage—and the cultivation of good writing—with the recommendation "Make every word tell"; hence the 17th principle of composition is the simple instruction: "Omit needless words." The book was also listed as one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923 by Time in its 2011 list.

The Elements of Style Fourth Edition

This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.

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'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.