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The elements of style / by William Strunk, Jr

By: Strunk, William, 1869-1946
Contributor(s): Project Bartleby | Columbia University
Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher: [New York] : Columbia University, Academic Information Systems (AcIS), Project Bartleby, 1996Edition: Electronic versionDescription: ILLISBN: NullOther title: Header title: Strunk, William, 1918. The elements of styleSubject(s): English language -- Rhetoric | English language -- Style | English language -- Composition and exercises | English language -- UsageGenre/Form: Electronic booksDDC classification: 720 Online resources: Connect to The elements of style free Online version of print title
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Introductory -- Elementary rules of usage : Form the possessive singular of nouns with '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 and or but introducing an independent clause ; Do not join independent clauses by a comma ; Do not break sentences in two ; A participial phrase at the beginning of a sentence must refer to the grammatical subject ; Divide words at line-ends, in accordance with their formation and pronunciation -- Elementary principles of composition : Make the paragraph the unit of composition: one paragraph to each topic ; As a rule, begin each paragraph with a topic sentence- end it in conformity with the beginning ; Use the active voice ; Put statements in positive form ; Omit needless words ; Avoid a succession of loose sentences ; Express co-ordinate 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 -- Words commonly misspelled
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Introductory -- Elementary rules of usage : Form the possessive singular of nouns with '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 and or but introducing an independent clause ; Do not join independent clauses by a comma ; Do not break sentences in two ; A participial phrase at the beginning of a sentence must refer to the grammatical subject ; Divide words at line-ends, in accordance with their formation and pronunciation -- Elementary principles of composition : Make the paragraph the unit of composition: one paragraph to each topic ; As a rule, begin each paragraph with a topic sentence- end it in conformity with the beginning ; Use the active voice ; Put statements in positive form ; Omit needless words ; Avoid a succession of loose sentences ; Express co-ordinate 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 -- Words commonly misspelled

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Electronic text of: Strunk, William. The elements of style / by William Strunk, Jr. ; Geneva, N.Y. : W.P. Humphrey, 1918

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