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by William Strunk Jr.
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  • Author:
    William Strunk Jr.
  • ISBN:
    9562919897
  • ISBN13:
    978-9562919890
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  • Publisher:
    bnpublishing.com; Revised Early Edition edition (November 7, 2008)
  • Pages:
    52 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Writing Research & Publishing Guides
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The 18 main topics are organized under the headings.

The Elements of Style. Strunk, . Jr. and White, .

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.

The Elements of Style (1918) by William Strunk, Jr. is an American English writing style guide. It is one of the best-known and most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading in . high school and university composition classes.

William Strunk, Jr. The Elements of Style. William Strunk, Jr. Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.

The Elements of Style book. The linguist Arnold Zwicky calls these zombie rules. Somebody should have run them through a wood chipper long ago, but here we are in 2010 assigning students a style guide that tells them that correct English requires them to write, "There were 5,000 screaming persons at the Lady Gaga concert.

In The Elements of Style (1918), William Strunk concentrated on specific .

In The Elements of Style (1918), 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. 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.

By William Strunk, Jr. and E. White Illustrated by Maira Kalman. While The Elements of Style has never lacked fans or dutiful adherents, appreciation for this slim volume has taken a turn toward the whimsical and even surreal. The pictures are playful and subtle, which suits the spirit of this beloved bestseller.

In a time of acute change, The Elements of Style could seem fuddy-duddy and redundant.

Those are the words of EB White, who, having been taught English at Cornell University by Prof William Strunk Jr, was commissioned in 1957 by the publishers Macmillan to revise Strunk’s privately printed course book on style for the general reader as well as the college market. It won’t teach you to write, but it will make what you do write a lot more readable, vigorous, and persuasive. In a time of acute change, The Elements of Style could seem fuddy-duddy and redundant.

Buy it, study it, enjoy it. It's as timeless as a book can be in our age of volubility. -The New York Times

Gavigamand
I purchased the ebook The Elements of Style. It has the fourth edition cover, but it's actually the free Project Gutenberg 1st edition, written solely by William Strunk Jr in 1918. It is dishonest for Amazon to sell this; I called customer service and obtained a refund.
Whitebinder
This publication of the book is sub par quality. It looks like someone found the text of the original Elements of Style online, copied and pasted it into Word, printed it, and bound it together in a cheap cover. There are even "track changes" edits throughout the book! The formatting is a mess everywhere with large unexplained spaces and gaps. This is truly an unacceptable product and should not even be sold. It is false advertising and I am returning it immediately with a complaint to Amazon.

I gave it three stars so people would be more likely to read my review. DO NOT BUY THIS VERSION!! ISBN-13 9781537669649
Usanner
Don't buy this kindle version, it's full of formatting errors. A shame to see a grammar book trashed like this. I had to ask for a refund. Look somewhere else.
Ventelone
Thumbnail shows 4th edition cover; ebook is actually the Project Gutenberg that is "for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost."
Halloween
This review isn't to the content of the book, but about the Kindle Edition.The book I downloaded had the cover for the Strunk and E.B. White version, Fourth Edition but was actually the 1920 edition with the wrong cover. So just wanted to give potential readers of this book a head's up that if you want to buy this book on Kindle, do the "Look Inside" preview to make sure the edition matches the cover and description.
CrazyDemon
First published in 1920, this definitive text on English grammar and composition answers most style questions in approximately 100 pages. There have been countless other efforts since this one, often with hundreds more pages, but none do it better. It answers the basic questions any writer occasionally encounters-comma usage, clauses, paragraphs and construction. Despite the fact it's been nearly 100 years since this book was written, it's never been rendered obsolete. It doesn't matter if your field is business or creative writing, the rules of structure still apply. The English language is imprecise and difficult to master but without understanding the elements of it then properly constructing anything from an email to a thesis or novel will not occur. In these days of emojis and alphabetical shortcuts, we are losing the battle of writing proper sentences but this book, if studied, will remind us of how important the written word is and how to make it understandable. A must read for anyone interested in writing well.
Anen
This ought to be the book that is handed out at the beginning of a child's public education. Not only is it effective at explaining nearly every grammatical concept that one would need to know, it is done succinctly, in a way that it can become a quick reference book. Most grammar textbooks are long and cumbersome, but this could easily fit in a pocket or small bag, which makes it perfectly good at what it does, which is teach grammar, unlike so many of the longer books that make certain people more money, but do nothing for those who read them. If you like reading or writing, get this book.
The famous, beloved version of this book is the version by *Strunk and White* (written a hundred years ago by William Strunk and – importantly – updated by E.B. White), and that's what this product is pretending to be (worse, actually, it's pretending to be the version illustrated by Maira Kalman). In fact, the Kindle version presented here was neither updated by E.B. White nor illustrated by Maira Kalman; it's just the old public domain text.