The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and E.B. White (Book Review)

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and E.B. WhiteTitle: The Elements of Style
Author: William Strunk Jr and E.B White
Rating: 4/5

When I saw this in the bookstore, I thought that it’ll be very helpful for someone like me who is an aspiring writing and true enough, though there are technical parts that is somewhat difficult to understand and follow, it has been so helpful to me.

Although I can’t religiously say that I can do all the rules presented, it gave me a nudge that I must be mindful of my articles’ styles too. There are a number of rules that I usually violate but mostly, unconsciously. One reason was because, that is how I used to do it in school and because I don’t have any professional writing classes too.

One of my favorite part is the use of comma, dash, colon, semi-colon, parenthesis and conjunctions.

This little book isn’t only a grammar book but is also a book about good writing practices and rules that were often violated; both amateurs and professional writers. A good book to start for novice writers.

Some acclaim for previous editions

Buy it, study it, enjoy it. It’s as timeless as a book can be in our age of volubility – The New York Times.

No book in shorter space, with fewer words, will help any writer more than this persistent little volume. – The Boston Globe

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