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5.0 out of 5 stars Most Clear, Concise, & Informative on Correct Writing Style
This is the most precious book I have ever read. I have learned from it in few hours what I could not learn in more than 12 years of schooling. In particular, it is a little book about how everyone must write in English, and I emphasize on the words ‘little’ and ‘must’ for reasons you will know as soon as you start reading the book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It is not as well-organized as I expected
I am not a native English speaker, but my english as second language is quite good. I read the reviews for this book, and people said this book is really well organized. For me, it is not as well-organized as I expected.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars long on elements, short on style, Oct. 11 2002
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Bryan Erickson (Eagan, Minnesota) - See all my reviews
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I read Strunk and White as part of the recommended summer reading list before starting law school, and I've since been subjected to a few law professors leading the class through the ritual worship of bowing down before it. It seems to me though a cliff's notes to basic English that you were supposed to learn in high school, combined with a few quirky recommendations: such as never to end a word with "s'," so you'd write "I kicked the Chalmers's dog" instead of "I kicked the Chalmers' dog;" and never to use the word "thrust" at all any more, for any purpose, because it inevitably conjures sexual imagery in the reader's mind. Other than that, it contains a decent guide to the all-important art of writing succinctly, one I've failed to master as you can tell by now, such as using short sentences and paragraphs and that flow together naturally. Somehow though, even at a slim and extremely well-crafted hundred-odd pages, it manages to be dull. Somewhere out there is the ideal writing manual, but I haven't yet found it. This will have to do in the meantime.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference..., May 31 2003
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Chad (Columbia, MO USA) - See all my reviews
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This is the best investment I've ever made. This should be required reading for everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Replacement copy, Nov. 5 2014
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Replacement for copy gone missing from my library. A basic for any writer or reader.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The essential tool for writers and students, June 28 2002
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Israel Galindo (Richmond, VA USA) - See all my reviews
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What? You don't have this one yet? This is THE essential tool for writer and student!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Should be called: The Writer's Bible, July 14 2014
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Hands down, best book of it's kind of all time. Should be every writer's bible.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, July 20 2014
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Great reference for people interested in writing and and writing it correctly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, May 26 2001
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R.F. MacLeish (Orlando,, FL United States) - See all my reviews
An absolute must for grammarians and writers, fledgling or otherwise.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book, it's a must have for every English ..., Sept. 23 2014
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Very good book , it's a must have for every English speaking person.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, Dec 1 2014
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Great classic of a book. Should be on every writers bookshelf.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I was perfectly happy with the beige 3rd Edition..., Sept. 10 2001
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"child1st" (Northridge, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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and other than the spiffy new silver cover, the 4th edition of this excellent book has little to distinguish it from its predecessor. If you aspire to write well, you should read this book, and if you do not own a copy of the 3rd edition, by all means purchase this latest so-called revision. If, however, you already own a copy of the 3rd edition in serviceable condition, spend your hard-earned pennies elsewhere. I wish I had.
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