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The Elements of Style

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The Elements of Style

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The classic manual for writing is now in its fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk and White is as valuable today as when it was first offered. A new glossary of the grammatical terms used in the book provides a convenient reference for readers.

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The classic manual for writing is now in its fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk and White is as valuable today as when it was first offered. A new glossary of the grammatical terms used in the book provides a convenient reference for readers. You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.This book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.

Specifications

Series Title
Elements of Style
Publisher
Pearson Education
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
105
Author
William Strunk
ISBN-13
9780205309023
Publication Date
August, 1999
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
7.00 x 4.50 x 0.30 Inches
ISBN-10
020530902X
Customer Reviews
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77 reviews
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Top Positive Review
3 customers found this helpful
It is beyond me why schoo
It is beyond me why schools insist on using anything else to teach grammar and style. My current copy is the 12th that I have had since I had the good fortune to run into it when I was a sophomore in high school.
Top Negative Review
6 customers found this helpful
Another review gave links
Another review gave links to discussions by linguists on this book. You should read what people who have made their living studying language have to say about Strunk and White. Strunk and White can't even follow their own advice well. In one instance they say not to use the passive voice unless it is necessary, and yet in the first hundred sentences in their book, they use the passive 21 times, and none of them because it was necessary. E.B. White is a wonderful author, but if you read Charlotte's Web, he is consistantly breaking his own rules. If he can't follow them, why should you? If you really want to learn how to write well, practice writing. Read the classics, and study how the masters write. Don't let the blind lead the blind.
Top Positive Review
3 customers found this helpful
It is beyond me why schoo
It is beyond me why schools insist on using anything else to teach grammar and style. My current copy is the 12th that I have had since I had the good fortune to run into it when I was a sophomore in high school.
Top Negative Review
6 customers found this helpful
Another review gave links
Another review gave links to discussions by linguists on this book. You should read what people who have made their living studying language have to say about Strunk and White. Strunk and White can't even follow their own advice well. In one instance they say not to use the passive voice unless it is necessary, and yet in the first hundred sentences in their book, they use the passive 21 times, and none of them because it was necessary. E.B. White is a wonderful author, but if you read Charlotte's Web, he is consistantly breaking his own rules. If he can't follow them, why should you? If you really want to learn how to write well, practice writing. Read the classics, and study how the masters write. Don't let the blind lead the blind.
1-5 of 77 reviews

It is beyond me why schoo

It is beyond me why schools insist on using anything else to teach grammar and style. My current copy is the 12th that I have had since I had the good fortune to run into it when I was a sophomore in high school.

Great Book

I ordered this book for my 7th grader, per his teacher's request. It was on the list of supplies needed at the start of school. I ordered it through Walmart, great value, fast delivery, excellent condition.

A must have for any who c

A must have for any who consider themselves or aspire to be a writer... even those who wish to write "creatively" should know Strunk and White's rules by heart before they set about breaking them in the name of art.

Classic. I remember seein

Classic. I remember seeing my first copy in seventh grade English class and thinking what a clever, handy little book. I think I've probably gone through a few copies of my own since then. Other style books may be bigger and cover more complex usage situations, but really, if you have Strunk and White the chances are good you can find an answer to your question.

I find this a great resou

I find this a great resource for both teaching and reference. It is laid out in a practical and clear way, the examples and lessons are easy to understand and pithy. Someday, I will actually remember everything in it and then I will sound very educated and eloquent.

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