The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style

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by William Strunk
     
 

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The Elments of Style is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the United States. Countless writers have cited it as one of the most important books they have ever read. This book, printed as a private edition for the use of Strunk's students, became a classic on the local campus, known as "the little book",…  See more details below

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The Elments of Style is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the United States. Countless writers have cited it as one of the most important books they have ever read. This book, printed as a private edition for the use of Strunk's students, became a classic on the local campus, known as "the little book", and its successive editions have since sold over ten million copies. This is not the version co-wrote by E.B. White.

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ISBN-13:
9781610421140
Publisher:
Minute Help Press
Publication date:
10/04/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
29 KB

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The Elements of Style 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At $3.99 this is staple of the writer's toolkit is undoubtedly a necessity. I've probablty replaced it twice in my years of writing, classes, etc. I was, however, incredibly underwhelned at the paltry, completely worthless sample that was offered up, especially for the newcomer... A table of contents, an intro, and a few pages does not a sample make, gentlemen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every writer needs this book in their hip pocket or Nook.
sporkdelis More than 1 year ago
Really just the basics of puntuation and writing structure. I've already learned something I mess up all the time... or at least I suspect that I do. Very easy to understand, doesn't have the typos that the project gutenberg version has, and you don't need the more modern examples from the 2011 version. Punctuation doesn't change whether you're talking about the beetles or vaudeville. This version says it's 2010, so if there were any changes last year theres probably no one following them yet.
WTVCrimeDawg More than 1 year ago
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.
BookLoverInNeLA More than 1 year ago
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.
RBHolb More than 1 year ago
When are people going to get over this book?  It is just a collection of rules from decades ago.  It will no more teach you how to write than reading a list of ingredients will teach you how to cook.  There are so many better books out there.  Don't waste your time on this one (even if it is revered by generations).
Queen_Of_Hearts More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and I would recommend it to anyome who's having trouble with composition or anything to do with writing...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of examples..cannot read any of them...even with magnifying glass or moving to grossly enlarged type. This is disappointing.
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kwetzsteon More than 1 year ago
This little book is a must. Short and sweet it recaps common grammar and all punctuation in an easy to understand and apply format. The author makes it a fun read as well using humor and sarcasm to ease writers. I love the chapters on brevity in writing.
Jordana_fletcher More than 1 year ago
Years ago an English writing teacher required this book as part of her basic curriculum and it changed my life. This small book took my writting from poor to outstanding in a matter of weeks. I recommend this short guide to anyone who needs to write a sentence for any reason.
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