- Author:William Strunk Jr.
- 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.