The Elements of Style

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The Elements of Style is an American English writing style guide in numerous editions.wikipedia
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William Strunk Jr.

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The original was composed by William Strunk Jr. in 1918, and published by Harcourt in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage", ten "elementary principles of composition", "a few matters of form", a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused", and a list of 57 "words often misspelled".
William Strunk Jr. (July 1, 1869 – September 26, 1946) was an American professor of English at Cornell University and author of The Elements of Style (1918).

E. B. White

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E. B. White greatly enlarged and revised the book for publication by Macmillan in 1959. In 1957 the style guide reached the attention of E.B. White at The New Yorker.
He was also a co-author of the English language style guide The Elements of Style. In addition, he wrote books for children, including Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte's Web (1952), and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970).

Style guide

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The Elements of Style is an American English writing style guide in numerous editions.
One of the most popular grammar guides used in third-person writing is The Elements of Style.

Linguistic prescription

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Criticism of Strunk & White has largely focused on claims that it has a prescriptivist nature, or that it has become a general anachronism in the face of modern English usage. On Language Log, a blog about language written by linguists, he further criticized The Elements of Style for promoting linguistic prescriptivism and hypercorrection among Anglophones, and called it "the book that ate America's brain".
H. W. Fowler's Modern English Usage was widely taken as an authority for British English for much of the 20th century; Strunk and White's The Elements of Style has done similarly for American English.

Maira Kalman

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Five years later, the fourth edition text was re-published as The Elements of Style Illustrated (2005), with illustrations by the designer Maira Kalman.
Kalman is also known for her illustrations for the 2005 edition of The Elements of Style, the popular guide to writing style, by William Strunk.

Language Log

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On Language Log, a blog about language written by linguists, he further criticized The Elements of Style for promoting linguistic prescriptivism and hypercorrection among Anglophones, and called it "the book that ate America's brain".
The blog has a number of recurring themes, including the difficulty of transcribing spoken utterances accurately, misuse or misunderstanding of linguistic science in the media, criticism of the popular style guide The Elements of Style by E. B. White and William Strunk Jr., and complaints about what the contributors see as the pedantry of ill-informed prescriptivists, including that of some copyeditors (one of the blog's tags is "prescriptivist poppycock").

English passive voice

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Pullum has argued, for example, that the authors misunderstood what constitutes the passive voice, and he criticized their proscription of established and unproblematic English usages, such as the split infinitive and the use of which in a restrictive relative clause.
Two years later, in the original 1918 edition of The Elements of Style, Cornell University Professor of English William Strunk, Jr. warned against excessive use of the passive voice:

Nevile Gwynne

In 2013, Nevile Gwynne reproduced The Elements of Style in his work Gwynne's Grammar.
"Part Two" is a reproduction of an earlier work: The Elements of Style, by Professor William Strunk.

The Elements of Programming Style

The book pays explicit homage, in title and tone, to The Elements of Style, by Strunk & White and is considered a practical template promoting Edsger Dijkstra's structured programming discussions.

The Elements of Typographic Style

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The title alludes to The Elements of Style, the classic guide to writing by Strunk and White.

John W. Cowan

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Cowan has revised William Strunk's The Elements of Style (now in the public domain).

American English

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The Elements of Style is an American English writing style guide in numerous editions.

Time (magazine)

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That was the first edition of the so-called Strunk & White, which Time named in 2011 as one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923.

Cornell University

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Cornell University English professor William Strunk Jr. wrote The Elements of Style in 1918 and privately published it in 1919, for use at the university.

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Cornell University English professor William Strunk Jr. wrote The Elements of Style in 1918 and privately published it in 1919, for use at the university.

The New Yorker

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In 1957 the style guide reached the attention of E.B. White at The New Yorker.

Feature story

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Weeks later, White wrote a feature story about Strunk's devotion to lucid English prose.

Macmillan Publishers

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Macmillan and Company subsequently commissioned White to revise The Elements for a 1959 edition (Strunk had died in 1946).

Nico Muhly

Maira Kalman, who provided the illustrations for The Elements of Style Illustrated (2005, see below), asked Nico Muhly to compose a cantata based on the book.

Cantata

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Maira Kalman, who provided the illustrations for The Elements of Style Illustrated (2005, see below), asked Nico Muhly to compose a cantata based on the book.

New York Public Library

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It was performed at the New York Public Library in October 2005.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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To write well, White advises writers to have the proper mind-set, that they write to please themselves, and that they aim for "one moment of felicity", a phrase by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Roger Angell

Components new to the fourth edition include a foreword by Roger Angell, stepson of E. B. White, an afterword by the American cultural commentator Charles Osgood, a glossary, and an index.