Book Reviews of Elements of Style

Elements of Style
Elements of Style
Author: William Strunk Jr., E. B. White
ISBN-13: 9780024182005
ISBN-10: 0024182001
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 92
Rating:
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4.1 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
Book Type: Paperback
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This book is an essential part of any good library--but especially for anyone who writes, whether for business, school, or pleasure. It contains succinct but thorough advice on spelling, word usage, form, composition, and writing style. If you ever have trouble knowing when to use "lie" or "lay" (and you really want to get it right), then this is the book for you.
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The final word on grammar-clear and concise-the classic!
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A practical style guide to writing standard, edited American English, including grammar, best usage and prose style.

Originally written and published in 1918 by Cornell University professor William Strunk Jr, it was edited, updated and republished in 1959 by E. B. White, who had studied under Strunk in the years following World War I. Macmillan and Company in 1957 commissioned White to prepare this new edition of the book. Though Strunk had passed away, White independently built on his foundation to create a rare reference book that\'s also a literary classic. Strunk\'s version concentrated on specific questions of usage, cultivating good writing and avoiding prolixities: \"Make every word tell.\" White updated and extended these sections and added an introductory essay and the conclusion, \"An Approach to Style,\" a broader guide to writing in English. The standard reference for American students and writers.
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The must-have book for anyone who writes anything, anytime.
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Classic book on good writing style.
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This is one of the finest books there is on writing. Clear, concise, and easy to read -- this is not your typical English text book. This book should be required reading in high school English classes. Originally published in 1935, it has been periodically updated and re-released over the years. Most of the information is timeless, and applies to all types of written work even speaking to an extent.

With so many people now writing publicly on the Internet, whether they be blogging, writing news articles, or just an e-mail to grandma, it is easy to see that there is a great need for more people to read this book.
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Very useful style guide
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Very useful guide
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Best book on grammar and writing available. Easy to understand as well.
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This is the fabulous, concise world gold standard for proper English usage in writing. It should be a required tool for every writer.
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A must-own for any writer of any level. Easy to use and understand.
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This is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, sentence construction, and other writing essentials. In brief and concise terms, author William Strunk, Jr., identifies the principal requirements of proper American English style and concentrates on the most often violated rules of composition. Originally published in 1918, this authoritative and engagingly written manual retains its immediacy and relevance.

A must-have for any student or writer, it offers accessible explanations and concrete examples.
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Correct title: The Elements of Style, 3rd Edition
Correct authors: Strunk & White (William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White)
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Classic resource for any student to improve their writing.
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The essential Writer's Guide for everyday life. Concise, correct, easy to read. E.B. White was a noted essayist and author of highest caliber. Strunk I believe was the professor. This is a necessity for any educated library. And a great, cheap gift for the kid off to college this Fall.
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It is a tiny book, but if you study it like it was your writing Bible, it will make writing easier.
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This book was supposed to be used as a reference for my Composition classes, I barely used it. However several of my classmates loved it.
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This is NOT a braille version of this classic guide to writing.
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The essential guide for any writer.
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Timeless, concise, companion for anyone who writes
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This book's advice to writers is timeless.
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With index, classic book..