The Elements of Style
"A splendid trophy for all who are interested in reading and writing." - The New York Times
The Elements of Style is the ultimate guide to writing in American English, written by Cornell University Professor William Strunk, Jr. This edition presents the original 1918 edition, still used by college students as a guide to succinct and clear writing. Stunk's rules on active voice, sentence structure, using commas and semi colons and more allow readers to avoid common pitfalls and keep their writing concise and impactful. These rules are accompanied by clear 'before' and 'after' examples showing how making these simple changes can transform your writing.
• Eight elementary rules of usage
• Ten elementary principles of composition
• A list of 49 words and expressions commonly misused
• A list of 57 "words often misspelled"
This classic hardback guide is perfect for aspiring writers or anyone looking to improve their writing in simple ways.