William Strunk, Jr. first used his own book, The Elements of Style, in 1919 for his English 8 course at Cornell University. The book was published in 1935 by Oliver Strunk. E. B. White was a student in Professor Strunk's class at Cornell, and used "the little book" for himself. Commissioned by Macmillan to revise Strunk's book, White edited the 1959 and 1972 editions of The Elements of Style. --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. Reloj, instrucciones, almohadilla --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. "...a marvellous and timeless little book... Here, succinctly, elegantly and without fuss are the essentials of writing clear, correct English." John Clare, "The Telegraph" --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. "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. " --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. 'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.
Easy reading and simple topics When you have a certain level of English but still you make "unforgivable" mistakes or simply you are in the way of excellence, this book is for you.
Brief key points for writers of English Almost every point in his guide is still relevant, even in the 21st century. A short but clear guide to writing good English. Whether writing fiction: articles, technical papers or textbooks, this guide will help.
good value and great content It was recommended by friends! I do alot of technical writing and found it helped me structure and make my writing very concise!
A must read! This book improved my writing style no end, despite already being a published author with a PhD in Design. I will now buy this for every one of my PhD students at the start of their study!
You just can't not have this book! The authors would have killed me for this headline, but it's true. My hardcopy is back in London. I'm locked down writing a novel in the Haiar mountains in the Middle East. Solution: kindle copy of The Elements of Style. If you write anything, whatever level, this must be on your book shelf (or in your kindle!).
How to get to the essence of what you are writing This little book is a classic on writing well, with good use of grammar, and most of all, how to boil down your words to their bare essentials...with style!
An Important Read This book contains rules that a writer should know; even if he chooses to ignore them from time to time. The primary message is clarity and simplicity as a means of improving the experience for the reader and there are plenty of examples. It goes without saying that a writer should use her discretion when it comes to applying the information in this book, adapting the rules to suit prevailing cultural norms.
Elements of Style This is a 'must have' for all writers. Even if they are well experienced, the book is a constant reminder of what they should be doing when they edit or proof-read their work. It is easy to slip into habitual mistakes and the book is a ruler to the knuckles when that happens.
A grammar book that makes you laugh ! A grammar book that makes you laugh ! This book acts as a useful reminder of childhood grammar lessons, with a handy summary
Incredibly useful little book for anyone wanting to improve his/hers English ... Incredibly useful little book for anyone wanting to improve his/hers English writing. Concise and to the point, this book will help you make sense of your current knowledge and provide sound advice on just about anything that you may encounter in English writing. Although the book can be read in one or two sittings, try reading a chunk at a time and observe what you learned in actual writings from other sources or even the book itself. Only thing I could complain about is that my hardcover copy came wrapped with not so usable dust cover and now I am left with a rather dull looking book. If you are looking for a nice looking hardback, you should probably stay away from this edition, but then again, you should also try reading the book instead of looking at its covers!
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