The Elements of Style By William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

elements of style

Wow this book is incredible. I highly recommend it to anyone that is a writer, or if you just happen to love grammar. There is so much information in here, information that I knew at one time but have forgotten. I haven’t retained it all, obviously, it’s the kind of book you have to re-read.

Originally written in 1869 by William Strunk as an English textbook, it was updated by E.B. White in 1959 to bring in more modern references. It was updated again later since the 50s are no longer modern. It’s filled with basic and not so basic English rules of grammar and tips on how to be a better writer.

If I could somehow retain and use just half of what is in this book I would be ecstatic. It’s available on kindle fairly cheap, but this is the kind of book I prefer to have in physical form. Since this is a library copy I will be buying this to add to my collection.

I’m going to leave you with some helpful advice I received but am having issues actually putting into use:

“Omit needless words!”

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