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The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.
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At just 105, the book can't claim to be comprehensive. It is often dated and over-prescriptive. We still have to give it credit for being succinct and general useful. It has become the bible to numerous writers. However, it is more flawed than most of us would imagine. On the 50th anniversary of the books publication, Professor Geoffery Pullman, Head of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh, published a scathing reassessment o the book in an essay entitled "50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice" and we can read it online for free here:
http://chronicle.com/article/50-Years...
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