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The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.
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The Elements of Style (1918) by William Strunk, Jr. is an American English writing style guide. It is one of the best-known and most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading in U.S. high school and university composition classes. The original 1918 edition of The Elements of Style detailed eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, “a few matters of form”, and a list of commonly "misused" words and expressions. This book, printed as a private edition in 1918 for the use of his students, became a classic on the local campus, known as "the little book", and its successive editions have since sold over ten million copies. This version is based on the public-domain text from 1918, which was originally uploaded to Wikibooks and wikified by Wikibooks:User:Lord Emsworth in 2003. In January 2006, Kernigh transwikied the text from Wikibooks:Elements of Style to Wikisource.

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[ Transcriber's Notes:

Every effort has been made to replicate this text as faithfully as possible, including inconsistencies in spelling and hyphenation. Some corrections of spelling and punctuation have been made. They are listed at the end of the text.

Where examples were printed in two columns in the original, the left column has been indented by two spaces, the right one by four.

Italic text has been marked with underscores . Bold text has been marked with =equals signs=. ]

THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE

BY WILLIAM STRUNK, Jr.

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH IN CORNELL UNIVERSITY

NEW YORK HARCOURT, BRACE AND COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1918, 1919, BY WILLIAM STRUNK, JR.

COPYRIGHT, 1920, BY HARCOURT, BRACE AND HOWE, INC.

THE MAPLE PRESS YORK PA

CONTENTS

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I. Introductory 5

II. Elementary Rules of Usage 7

1. Form the possessive singular of nouns by adding 's 7

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