From my perspective, no book in shorter sapce, with fewer words, will help any writer more than this persistent little volume which the work remains a nonpareil: direct, correct, and delightful.
Truth be told, i was a student that needed help in my punctuation, word usuage, and style. i hope that the day will come when my English writing can meet the demand that expected from Strunk.
i think every one who is ever going to make it in the writing field, this book will be your best guide. Stick to the principle mentioned in its pages and you will achieve your goals. That is , of courese, assuming you have any writing ability in you at all.
So, buy it, study it, enjoy it. It's as timeless as a book can be in our age of volubility.
Rule 1: Form the possessive singular of nouns with's
Rule 2: In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction, use a comma after each term except the last
Rule 3: Enclose parenthetic expressions between commas
Rule 4: Place a comma before and or but introducing an independent clause
Rule:5 do not join independent clauses by a comma
Rule 6 do not break sentences in two
Rule 7 A participial phrase at the beginning of a sentence muyst refer to the grammatical subject
Rule 8 Divice words at line-ends, in accordance with their formation and pronunciation
Rule 9 Make the paragraph the unit of composition:one paragraph to each topic
Rule 10 As a rule, begin each paragraph with a topic sentence, end it in conformity
Rule 11 Use the active voice
Rule 12 Put statements in postive form
Rule 13 Omit needless words
Rule 14 Avoid a succession of loose sentences
Rule 15 express co-ordinate ideas in simliar form
Rule 16 Keep related words together
Rule 17 In summaries , keep to one tense
Rule 18 place the emphatic words of a sentence
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