New York: Macmillan; London: Collier-Macmillan, 1972. Have you read The Elements of Style and have any thoughts you can add about the book in the comments below? This much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will forever be the go-to guide when in need of a hint to make a turn of phrase clearer or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. Choose a suitable design and hold to it. Spelling from the first edition Glossary Index Backword Copyright Page. Components new to the fourth edition include a foreword by , stepson of E. Maira Kalman is acknowledged by the E.
Thus Strunk's 1918 recommendation: Vigorous writing is concise. Now, in this stylish 100th anniversary edition of the classic The Elements of Style, readers of today will find a fresh, succinct new grammar book--full of everything you need to know about writing and nothing you don't. Avoid the use of qualifiers. The Elements of Style is perfect for: Students: Unlike stuffy, confusing textbooks, The Elements of Style is a modern grammar book that teaches you exactly what to do, so you can boost your grades. Do not affect a breezy manner. Use a colon after an independent clause to introduce a list of particulars, an appositive, an amplification, or an illustrative quotation.
The only style manual to ever appear on bestseller lists has explained to millions of readers the basic principals of plain English, and Maira Kalman's fifty-seven exquisite illustrations give the revered work a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear. Maira Kalman is the offbeat and wildly talented illustrator of twelve children's books, numerous covers for The New Yorker magazine, fabrics for the fashion designers Isaac Mizrahi and Kate Spade, watches and accessories for the Museum of Modern Art, and a mural at the elegant Wavehill estate in Riverdale, among other projects. Prefer the standard to the offbeat. White Illustrated by Maira Kalman By William Strunk, Jr. . Of course, it's short; at eighty-five pages it's much shorter than this one.
Do not join independent clauses with a comma. Form the possessive singular of nouns by adding 's. Write in a way that comes naturally. The Elements of Style 5th ed. Every English-language writer knows Strunk and White's famous little writing manual, The Elements of Style. Use the proper case of pronoun. The Elements of Style Illustrated will come to be known as the definitive, must-have edition.
لا يتهرّب مانسون من الحقائق ولا يغفلها بالسكّر، بل يقولها لنا كما هي: جرعة من الحقيقة الفجِّة الصادقة المنعشة هي ما ينقصنا اليوم. This edition excludes the afterword by and restores the first edition chapter on spelling. Kalman's exquisite illustrations give the revered work a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear. It is the only style manual to ever appear on bestseller lists and has explained to millions of readers the basic principals of plain English. While giving the classic work a jolt of new energy to appeal to contemporary readers, Kalman's illustrations are themselves timeless, designed to sit alongside the ever-enduring manual for another fifty years and more.
Work from a suitable design. About the Authors William Strunk J r. The Elements of Style Illustrated brings a fresh immediacy to the well-loved, much-valued, and still on-point work that has become an institution. White for publication by Macmillan in 1959. In fact, the addition of illustrations allows readers to experience the book's contents in a completely new way, making the whole learning experience more colorful and clear, as well as adding a whimsical element that compliments the subtly humorous tone of the prose.
The number of the subject determines the number of the verb. Elementary Principles of Composition 12. The Elements of Style is a tiny manual you can turn to when you need to know the proper use of the semicolon, remind yourself of some commonly misused words and expressions, or how to appropriately utilize a colloquialism. White imagined his style guide put to music. I'll tell you right now that every aspiring writer should read The Elements of Style.
Place yourself in the background. White, an afterword by the American cultural commentator , a glossary, and an index. Harcourt republished it in 52-page format in 1920. Do not take shortcuts at the cost of clarity. Outdated rules from Strunk and White have been updated; important advice has been highlighted; and a clean and visually interesting design has breathed new life into this classic grammar book. White 1899-1985 was a leading American essayist, author, humorist, poet, and literary stylist whose wide range of writing includes Charlotte's Web. This much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will forever be the go-to guide when in need of a hint to make a turn of phrase clearer or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice.
In accordance with this plan it lays down three rules for the use of the comma, instead of a score or more, and one for the use of the semicolon, in the belief that these four rules provide for all the internal punctuation that is required by nineteen sentences out of twenty. Her sophisticated and witty images that are yet bright and fanciful have won her a devoted following, especially among young urbanites. On the other hand, in 2000, p. Place the emphatic words of a sentence at the end. Words and Expressions Commonly Misused V. The Elements of Style Illustrated By William Strunk, Jr. Do not take shortcuts at the cost of clarity.
Elementary Principles of Composition 12. Weeks later, White wrote a about Strunk's devotion to lucid English prose. Use a dash to set off an abrupt break or interruption and to announce a long appositive or summary. One of the songs you can hear in that audio piece is called Be Obscure. Write with nouns and verbs. Make sure the reader knows who is speaking.