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William Strunk Jr.

The Elements of Style

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is nearly half past five, and we cannot reach town before dark.
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Form the possessive singular of nouns by adding ’s.
Follow this rule whatever the final consonant.
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Thanking You in Advance.
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Participle for verbal noun.
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One of the most.
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One hundred and one.
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Line, along these lines
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Less refers to quantity, fewer to number.
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At the end of a list introduced by such as, for example, or any similar expression, etc. is incorrect.
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As good or better than
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Least open to objection when it represents the last terms of a list already given in full, or immaterial words at the end of a quotation.
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The other prominent position in the sentence is the beginning. Any element in the sentence, other than the subject, may become emphatic when placed first.
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The proper place in the sentence for the word, or group of words, which the writer desires to make most prominent is usually the end.
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presenting the statements or the thought of some one else, as in summarizing an essay or reporting a speech, the writer should avoid intercalating such expressions as “he said,” “he stated,” “the speaker added,” “the speaker then went on to say,” “the author also thinks,” or the like. He should indicate clearly at the outset, once for all, that what follows is summary, and then waste no words in repeating the notification.
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he make every word tell
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Herbert Spencer, from whose Philosophy of Style the preceding paragraph is quoted, illustrates the principle by the sentences:
In proportion as the manners, customs, and amusements of a nation are cruel and barbarous, the regulations of their penal code will be severe.
In proportion as men delight in battles, bull-fights, and combats of gladiators, will they punish by hanging, burning, and the rack.
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specific, definite, and concrete
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The other prominent position in the sentence is the beginning. Any element in the sentence, other than the subject, may become emphatic when placed first.
Deceit or treachery he could never forgive.
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The proper place in the sentence for the word, or group of words, which the writer desires to make most prominent is usually the end.
Humanity has hardly advanced in fortitude since that time, though it has advanced in many other ways.
Humanity, since that time, has advanced in many other ways, but it has hardly advanced in fortitude.
This steel is principally used for making razors, because of its hardness.
Because of its hardness, this steel is principally used in making razors.
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Formerly, science was taught by the textbook method, while now the laboratory method is employed.
Formerly, science was taught by the textbook method ; now it is taught by the laboratory method.
The left-hand version gives the impression that the writer is undecided or timid; he seems unable or afraid to choose one form of expression and hold to it. The right-hand version shows that the writer has at least made his choice and abided by it.
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