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The Elements of Style: The Original Manual of Writing and Composition (Paperback)

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This book aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters II and III) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. 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. Similarly, it gives in Chapter III only those principles of the paragraph and the sentence which are of the widest application. The book thus covers only a small portion of the field of English style. The experience of its writer has been that once past the essentials, students profit most by individual instruction based on the problems of their own work, and that each instructor has his own body of theory, which he may prefer to that offered by any textbook. It is a pleasure to publish this new, high quality, and affordable edition of this timeless and useful book. This edition has the original 1918-1919 version of the book.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781492788577
ISBN-10: 1492788570
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2013
Pages: 70
Language: English