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The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.
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Mar 15, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: reference
Recommended to Maureen by: English 101, University of Georgia
Recommended for: everyone
Read in January, 1967

I wore a copy of this book out. Oh, sure, Strunk and White are a couple of dinosaurs, but they are dinosaurs who know a whole lot about writing well. In a world where people no longer know how to diagram sentences or parse verbs (to their detriment) it may be that this book is no longer considered useful. Perhaps, but when I look at the overwhelming amount of abstruse verbiage that I encounter on any given day, I long for the return of The Little Book.

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