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You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. And now The Elements of Style---the most widely read and employed English style manual---is available in a specially bound 50th Anniversary Edition that offers the title's vast audience an opportunity to own a more durable and elegantly bound edition of this time-tested classic. Offering the same content as the Fourth Edition, revised in 1999, the new casebound 50th Anniversary Edition includes a brief overview of the book's illustrious history. Used extensively by individual writers as well as high school and college students of writing, it has conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. This new deluxe edition makes the perfect gift for writers of any age and ability level.
Table of Contents
|Elementary Rules Of Usage|
|Form the Possessive Singular of Nouns by Adding 's|
|In a Series of Three or More Terms with a Single Conjunction, Use a Comma after Each Term except the Last|
|Enclose Parenthetic Expressions between Commas|
|Place a Comma before a Conjunction Introducing an Independent Clause|
|Do Not Join Independent Clauses with a Comma|
|Do Not Break Sentences in Two|
|Use a Colon after an Independent Clause to Introduce a List of Particulars, an Appositive, an Amplification, or an Illustrative Question|
|Use a Dash to Set Off an Abrupt Break or Interruption and to Announce a Long Appositive or Summary|
|The Number of the Subject Determines the Number of the Verb|
|Use the Proper Case of Pronoun|
|A Participial Phrase at the Beginning of the Sentence Must Refer to the Grammatical Subject|
|Telementary Principles Of Composition|
|Choose a Suitable Design and Hold to It|
|Make the Paragraph the unit of Composition|
|Use the Active Voice|
|Put Statements in Positive Form|
|Use Definite, Specific, Concrete Language|
|Omit Needless Words|
|Avoid a Succession of Loose Sentences|
|Express Coordinate Ideas in Similar Form|
|Keep Related Words Together|
|In Summaries, Keep to One Tense|
|Place the Emphatic Words of a Sentence at the End|
|A Few Matters Of Form|
|Words And Expressions Commonly Misused|
|An Approach To Style (With A List Of Reminders)|
|Place Yourself in the Background|
|Write in a Way That Comes Naturally|
|Work From a Suitable Style|
|Write with Nouns and Verbs|
|Revise and Rewrite|
|Do Not Overwrite|
|Do Not Overstate|
|Avoid the Use of Qualifiers|
|Do Not Affect a Breezy Manner|
|Use Orthodox Spelling|
|Do Not Explain Too Much|
|Do Not Construct Awkward Adverbs|
|Make Sure the Reader Knows Who is Speaking|
|Avoid Fancy Words|
|Do Not Use Dialect Unless Your Ear Is Good|
|Do Not Inject Opinion|
|Use Figures of Speech Sparingly|
|Do Not Take Shortcuts at the Cost of Clarity|
|Avoid Foreign Languages|
|Prefer the Standard to the Offbeat|
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