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The Elements of Style

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2006

    Perfect!

    I am an english major at my college, and also a grammar nut, so it was more than appropriate that my husband purchased this updated edition for me as a Christmas gift. I love it! I wish that my professor's had assigned this text in English 101. I now recommend this to the students that I tutor in the Writing Lab. The explantions are graceful and so understandable. It makes grammar more approachable. I highly recommend this book. The updated edition is beautiful and actually really funny in the way it is organized. The illustrations are appropriate and helpful.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2009

    Re: Anonymous reviewer

    "I wish that my professor's had assigned this text in English 101."

    As do I, considering that even after reading the book, you still don't know the difference between plural and possessive!! If this isn't the very definition of irony, I don't know what is.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2005

    Amazing!

    The wondrous illustrations add so much, er, COLOR to the already colorful text. White's estate was right: nobody else but Ms. Kalman could be trusted to illustrate this perenially useful tome. Now it is perenially gorgeous too!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2013

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    Be Aware. I just received this book and there are several discre

    Be Aware. I just received this book and there are several discrepancies between the websites 'overview' & 'product detail'. The 'overview' indicates there is a foreword by Charles Osgood - this was missing from my copy. The 'product details' on the web indicate the publisher was Independent Publishing but my copy was published by Singer; the publication date was listed as 2013 but my copy was 2010; the number of pages indicated was 70 but my copy had 64. The ISBN # on the web does match the ISBN# on the book I received; therefore, B&N cannot replace the book with the one described on their website. Barnes & Noble cannot find any book matching the detailed description on their website.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The bible of English writing style.

    If you have a few more dollars, buy a more recent version--the standard of excellence in writing style--for this original is slimmed down compared to more recent versions by Strunk & White. Either way, The Elements of Style is indispensable, a must-have reference guide for any reader or writer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2009

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    Good reference for writers!

    This book, complete with color illustrations, is a handy reference for any English 101 college student or freelance writer.

    Any writer will want this book nearby when attempting any writing project. If you're serious about writing well, you need to have a copy for your personal library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Can we be nook friends/ could you lend me this book?

    I would like someone to please lend me the book. Please reply with FRIENDS. Do we have to be friends for you to lend me the book?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2009

    Good But Not Current

    I enjoyed this book, but I would recommend getting a more recent edition.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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