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 many other writing essentials. In brief concise terms, author William Strunk Jr., identifies the principal requirements of proper American English style and concentrates on the most ofter 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. Reprint of the Harcourt and Brace, New York, 1920 edition.

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 132 x 210 x 4mm | 99.79g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0486447987
  • 9780486447988
  • 2,029

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