The Elements Of Style Illustrated

The Elements Of Style Illustrated (English, Paperback, Strunk William I.)


The Elements Of Style Illustrated  (English, Paperback, Strunk William I.)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
    • Genre: Reference
    • ISBN: 9780143112723, 0143112724
    • Edition: 2007
    • Pages: 176
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    The only style manual to ever appear on a bestseller list now refreshed by one of our most beloved illustrators

    Every English writer knows Strunk and White's The Elements of Style. The book’s mantra, make every word tell, is still on point. This much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will forever be the go-to guide when in need of a hint to make a turn of phrase clearer or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. The only style manual to ever appear on bestseller lists has explained to millions of readers the basic principals of plain English, and Maira Kalman’s fifty-seven exquisite illustrations give the revered work a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear.

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    Book Details
    • Avery Publishing Group Inc.,U.S.
    Publication Year
    • 2007
    Table of Contents
    • Foreword by Roger Angell
      Introduction to the 3rd edition by E. B. White

      I. 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 commas.
      4. Place a comma before a conjunction introducing an independent clause.
      5. Do not join independent clauses with a comma.
      6. Do not break sentences in two.
      7. Use a colon after an independent clause to introduce a list of particulars, an appositive, an amplification, or an illustrative quotation.
      8. Use a dash to set off an abrupt break or interruption and to announce a long appositive or summary.
      9. The number of the subject determines the number of the verb.
      10. Use the proper case of pronoun.
      11. A participial phrase at the beginning of a sentence must refer to the grammatical subject.

      II. Elementary Principles of Composition

      12. Choose a suitable design and hold to it.
      13. Make the paragraph the unit of composition.
      14. Use the active voice.
      15. Put statements in positive form.
      16. Use definite, specific, concrete language.
      17. Omit needless words.
      18. Avoid a succession of loose sentences.
      19. Express coordinate ideas in similar form.
      20. Keep related words together.
      21. In summaries, keep to one tense.
      22. Place the emphatic words of a sentence at the end.

      III. A Few Matters of Form

      IV. Words and Expressions Commonly Misused

      V. An Approach to Style (with a List of Reminders)

      1. Place yourself in the background.
      2. Write in a way that comes naturally.
      3. Work from a suitable design.
      4. Write with nouns and verbs.
      5. Revise and rewrite.
      6. Do not overwrite.
      7. Do not overstate.
      8. Avoid the use of qualifiers.
      9. Do not affect a breezy manner.
      10. Use orthodox spelling.
      11. Do not explain too much.
      12. Do not construct awkward adverbs.
      13. Make sure the reader knows who is speaking.
      14. Avoid fancy words.
      15. Do not use dialect unless your ear is good.
      16. Be clear.
      17. Do not inject opinion.
      18. Use figures of speech sparingly.
      19. Do not take shortcuts at the cost of clarity.
      20. Avoid foreign languages.
      21. Prefer the standard to the offbeat.

      VI. Spelling (from the first edition)

      • Glossary
      • Index
      • Backword
      • Copyright Page
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    You need it, if you write

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    It teaches how to become effective communicator and make sure you say what you want to say and another person also understand the same.
    Golden rules-
    1) Omit Needless word
    2) Write in active voice
    3) Do not overstate
    4) Do not over explain
    5) 6)....
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