The elements of style by william strunk jr with revisions, an introduction and a new chapter on writing by eb white lexicographic elegance in the ghostly, illimitable attics where our eternally changing idioms are stored, along with the astonishing variety of rules concerning what is unsavorily known as english usage. Time-saving lesson video on helping verbs with clear explanations and tons of step-by-step examples start learning today. The elements of style, third edition [william strunk jr, eb white] on amazon com free shipping on qualifying offers according to the st louis dispatch, this excellent book, which should go off to college with every freshman. Review a marvellous and timeless little book here, succinctly, elegantly and without fuss are the essentials of writing clear, correct english john clare, the telegraph from the back cover some acclaim for previous editions: buy it, study it, enjoy it it's as timeless as a book can be in our age of volubility ― the new. The elements of style workbook: writing strategies with grammar book (writing workbook featuring new lessons on writing with style) [william strunk jr, elements of paperback: 214 pages publisher: tip top education (may 23, 2017) language: english isbn-10: 1940282942 isbn-13: 978-1940282947 product.
The elements of style is the definitive text and classic manual on the principles of english language read by millions of readers the 18 main topics are organized under the headings, elementary rules of usage, elementary principles of composition, a few matters of form, words and expressions commonly misused. In the april 17th issue of the chronicle of higher education, geoff pullum meditates on strunk & white (50 years of stupid grammar advice): on joseph william's style: ten lessons in clarity and grace, 9th edition (2006) it is , to my mind, the best book on style ever written–and rewritten, and rewritten. 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. Despite the wonderful writers who consider strunk and white's the elements of style to be divinely inspired,5 strunk & white isn't flawless (i'll use “strunk & and the english language, 13 horizon 252, 256 (apr 1946), reprinted in 4 the collected essays see william strunk, jr & edward a tenney, the elements.
Published in english today 102 (vol 26, no 2, june 2010), 34-44 the land of the free and the elements of style william strunk and e b white have a vice- like grip on educated americans' views about grammar and usage yet almost everything they say on that topic is wrong geoffrey k pullum 1 introduction.
This classic reference is a must-have for any student or writer in this brief handbook, strunk identifies the principal requirements of proper american english style and concentrates on the most often violated rules of composition authoritative and engagingly written, this is simply the greatest book of its kind the elements of.
The elements of style is a must-have for every writer who wants to produce clear, compelling work a little book with a lot to say the elements of style posted by melissa donovan on june 4, 2015 william strunk jr, late professor of english at cornell university, first wrote the book for his students one of those. Within a couple of decades strunk was a full professor of english, and decided to privately publish a little book called the elements of style (1918) naturally i was stoker, by contrast, follows shakespeare's rule, at least when representing the language of lucy westenra's letters: being proposed to is all.
Need to buy a book about the english language but don't know which one to buy or which review to trust this is my list of you can't until you've done an exercise – this book pairs a page of rules with a page of practise if you only buy one the elements of style by william strunk jr first published in.