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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
    • ISBN: 9780486447988, 0486447987
    • Edition: Original Edition
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    The original edition of the most trusted writer's guide to American English, 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. Strunk begins with the basic rules of usage, offering accessible explanations of correct punctuation and grammar. His advice on the principles of composition cites concrete examples of how to maintain clarity by eliminating redundancy and unnecessary embellishment. In addition, Strunk provides valuable pointers on avoiding common errors in the usage of words and expressions, and in spelling. The greatest book of its kind, this volume is a must for any student or writer.

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    Table of Contents
    • I. Introduction
      II. Elementary Rules of Usage
      1. Form the possessive singular of nouns by adding 's
      2. In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction, use a comma after each term except the last
      3. Enclose parenthetic expressions between commans
      4. Place a comma before a conjunction introducing a coordinate clause
      5. Do not join independent clauses by a comma
      6. Do not break sentences in two
      7. A participial phrase at the beginning of a sentence must refer to the grammatical subject
      III. Elementary Principles of Composition
      8. Make the paragraph the unit of composition: one paragraph to each topic
      9. As a rule, begin each paragraph with a topic sentence; end it in conformity with the beginning
      10. Use the active voice
      11. Put statements in positive form
      12. Use definite, specific, concrete language
      13. Omit needless words
      14. Avoid a succession of loose sentences
      15. Express co-ordinate ideas in similar form
      16. Keep related words together
      17. In summaries, keep to one tense
      18. Place the emphatic words of a sentence at the end
      IV. A Few Matters of Form
      V. Words and Expressions Commonly Misused
      VI. Spelling
      VII. Exercises on Chapters II and III

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    Classic rule book!

    Covers some of the grammatical and style know-hows! Must read not only for language enthusiasts but also for beginners who would like to develop their composition.
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    A must for everyone

    It is a concise guide to writing correctly and clearly. I read its review first in On Writing Well. I bought it over Flipkart, which as usual delivered it in time. The book is a must for not just those into writing/editing, but is a must-read for everyone. Although the English used is a more classic version, but the rules, as I see, apply just the same today as well. I rate it 5-on-5 because it is THE guide amongst guides you must have. Satisfied, in all, with purchases, and thank you, Flipka...
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    Terrific

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    Wonderful

    wonderful for everyone specially for the English creative writer. students who want to learn correct writings. This book is also helpful for trachers who want to guide the studenrs to teach them flaless writing. Thanks to flipkart for its loudable service.
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    Bible for a writer

    It's really really a helpful book for a good content writing
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    Super!

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    Q:Is this book contains some questions of letter,message,e-mail etc.?
    A:This book gives guidelines to develop good writing styles while writing in english language. How to use a comma, build sentences and paragraphs are discussed. Very valuable book according to experts.
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    Q:its in English language
    A:The book is written in English.
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