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The Elements of Style

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 4 edition (23 July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780205309023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205309023
  • ASIN: 020530902X
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 1.5 x 18 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 324 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...a marvellous and timeless little book... Here, succinctly, elegantly and without fuss are the essentials of writing clear, correct English."

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You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. The revisions to the new edition are purposely kept minimal in order to retain the book's unique tone, wit, and charm. A new Glossary of the grammatical terms used in the book provides a convenient reference for readers. The discussion of pronoun use is revised to reflect the contemporary concern with sexist language. In addition, there are numerous slight revisions in the book itself which implement this advice. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.This book has conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.

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