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The Elements of style

Author: William Strunk; E B White
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Braille book : Braille : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Strunk; E B White
OCLC Number: 44096597
Notes: "New edition."--Cover.
Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Braille. Boston, Mass. : National Braille Press Education Services. 2 v.
Description: xviii, 105 pages ; 21 cm
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 quotation --
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 a sentence must refer to the grammatical subject --
Elementary 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 design --
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 --
Be clear --
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.
Responsibility: by William Strunk Jr. ; with revisions, an introduction, and a chapter on writing by E.B. White ; [foreword by Roger Angell].

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