William Strunk Jr.


Born
in Cincinnati, Ohio, The United States
July 01, 1869

Died
September 26, 1946

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William Strunk Jr. was a professor of English at Cornell University and, together with E.B. White, author of The Elements of Style (1918).

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“Omit needless words.”
William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style; How to Speak and Write Correctly

“Instead of announcing what you are about to tell is interesting, make it so.”
William Strunk/E.B. White

“Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.”
William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style

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