The Elements of Style, 2011 Edition (Special Nook Edition) [NOOK Book]

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THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE (UPDATED 2011 EDITION)

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THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE (UPDATED 2011 EDITION)

The All-Time Bestselling Book on Writing English Newly Edited (Special Nook Edition) BY WILLIAM STRUNK, JUNIOR

The Elements of Style OVER 10 MILLION COPIES SOLD! (NOOKbook)

Revised and Updated for 2011 by
Chris Hong, Formerly of Harvard University


OVERVIEW

This book is intended for use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters II and III) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. The numbers of the sections may be used as references in correcting manuscript.

The book covers only a small portion of the field of English style, but the experience of its writer has been that once past the essentials, students profit most by individual instruction based on the problems of their own work, and that each instructor has his own body of theory, which he prefers to that offered by any textbook.

It is an old observation that the best writers sometimes disregard the rules of rhetoric. When they do so, however, the reader will usually find in the sentence some compensating merit, attained at the cost of the violation. Unless he is certain of doing as well, he will probably do best to follow the rules. After he has learned, by their guidance, to write plain English adequate for everyday uses, let him look, for the secrets of style, to the study of the masters of literature.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012869845
  • Publisher: The Elements of Style Press
  • Publication date: 6/21/2011
  • Series: The Elements of Style by William Strunk , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 84,039
  • File size: 121 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2011

    The Classic Text on How to Write Well

    This is the classic text on how to write English well. A useful addition to anyone's library.

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    Very concise...

    It's very concise and gives specific examples. I personally prefer "the DK Handbook."

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