Strunk and White’s step-by-step manual of sentence construction

As another National Grammar Day arrives, we look again at the century-old ‘Elements of Style,’ which many writers find fusty and sexist. Still, it offers some timeless tips for today’s scribes.

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One pleasure of William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White’s “The Elements of Style” is their willingness to address small questions and greater points alike.

As we move on with our series on the 100th anniversary of White’s first encounter with the eccentric Professor Strunk, we finish off our look at the first section, ending with points five through eight.

“Elements” has long won admirers among writing professionals.

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