The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
ISBN: 020530902X
EAN13: 9780205309023
Language: English
Publication Date: Jul 23, 1999
Pages: 105
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 6.9" L x 4.4" W
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Unabridged value reproduction of 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 several headings, Elementary Rules of Usage, Elementary Principles of Composition, Words and Expressions Commonly Misused, and others.

Quotes on usage and composition from this book include the oft heard phrases, Omit needless words, and Use the active voice.

This is the first edition from 1918 created by Strunk alone, before Strunk's revision and reprinting in 1920, and before the revised editions by E.B. White in 1959 and forward.

Now this book is offered in an unabridged, affordably printed volume.

Contents

I. INTRODUCTORY 3

I. ELEMENTARY RULES OF USAGE 3

1. Form the possessive singular of nouns with 's. 3

2. In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction, use a comma after each term except the last. 4

3. Enclose parenthetic expressions between commas. 4

4. Place a comma before and or but introducing an independent clause. 6

5. Do not join independent clauses by a comma. 7

6. Do not break sentences in two. 8

7. A participial phrase at the beginning Read More chevron_right

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