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
三个并列，除最后，其他用逗号隔开 Rule 3: Enclose parenthetic expressions between commas
逗号之间放插入句 Rule 4: Place a comma before and or but introducing an independent clause
在and或but前加逗号 Rule:5 do not join independent clauses by a comma
不要用逗号连接独立从句（用分号） Rule 6 do not break sentences in two
不要将句子断成两部分 Rule 7 A participial phrase at the beginning of a sentence muyst refer to the grammatical subject
放在开头的短语要和句子的语法相一致 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
将段落成为文章的单元，一个段落只表达一个主题 Rule 10 As a rule, begin each paragraph with a topic sentence, end it in conformity
在每一段落开始要点题，段尾要扣题（小学就这么教了。。普遍的原则不分语言啊） Rule 11 Use the active voice
Rule 12 Put statements in postive form
陈述句用肯定说法（一定要避免模拟两可，暧昧，拖沓的表达） Rule 13 Omit needless words
删除不必要的词（并不是说不要用长句，而是要确保每个词都有用） Rule 14 Avoid a succession of loose sentences
避免连续使用松散的句子（也不能连续用紧凑，会显得呆板） Rule 15 express co-ordinate ideas in simliar form
使用想通的结构表达并列的意思（即平行结构） Rule 16 Keep related words together
使相关的词放在一起 Rule 17 In summaries , keep to one tense
在总结中，要用同一种时态 Rule 18 place the emphatic words of a sentence