The Elements of Style, Revised Edition, by William Strunk Jr. and Edward Foreword by Roger Angell. THE FIRST writer I watched at work was my stepfather. The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous . Components new to the fourth edition include a foreword by Roger Angell, stepson of E. B. White, an afterword by the American cultural commentator. An approach to style. Responsibility: by William Strunk, Jr. ; with revisions, an introduction, and a chapter on writing by E.B. White ; [foreword by Roger Angell].

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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. 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. In a series of three or more terms angelp a single conjunction, use a comma after each antell except the last p.

Place a comma before a conjunction introducing an independent clause p. Use a colon after an independent clause to introduce a list of particulars, an appositive, an amplification, or an illustrative quotation p. Use a dash to set off an abrupt break or interruption and to announce a long appositive or elemenrs p.


The number of the subject determines the number of the verb p. A participial phrase at the beginning of a sentence must refer to the grammatical subject p.

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To elemwnts this data, submit a Change of Address request, or contact your local library for assistance. White ; [foreword by Roger Angell]. Summary You know the authors’ names. Table of Contents Foreword p. Elementary Rules of Usage p. Form the possessive singular of nouns by adding ‘s p. Enclose parenthetic expressions between commas p. Do not join independent clauses with a comma p.

Do not break sentences in two p.

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Use the proper case of pronoun p. Elementary Principles of Composition p. Choose a suitable design and hold to it p. Make the paragraph the unit of composition p. Use the active voice p. Put statements in positive form p.

Use definite, specific, concrete language dtyle. Omit needless words p. Avoid a succession of loose sentences p. Express coordinate ideas in similar form p.

Keep related words together p. In summaries, keep to one tense p. Place the emphatic words of a sentence at the end p. A Few Matters of Form p. Words and Expressions Commonly Misused p.


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Place yourself in the background p. Write in a way that comes naturally p. Work from a suitable design p. Write with nouns and verbs p. Revise and rewrite p. Do not overwrite p.

Do not overstate p. Avoid the use of qualifiers p. Do not affect a breezy manner p. Use orthodox spelling p. Do not elementz too much p. Do not construct awkward adverbs p. Make sure the reader knows who is speaking p.

Avoid fancy words p. Do not use dialect unless your ear is good p. Do not inject opinion p. Use figures of speech sparingly p. Do not take shortcuts at the cost of clarity p. Avoid foreign languages p. Prefer the standard to the offbeat p.

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