The Elements of Style Illustrated

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Penguin, 28 aug. 2007 - 176 pagina's
"So friendly, so classic, so delightful . . . Kalman has taken 'the little book' and made it even more elegant and uplifting."†—Los Angeles Times

The only style manual to ever appear on a bestseller list now refreshed by one of our most beloved illustrators


Every English writer knows Strunk and White's The Elements of Style. The book’s mantra, make every word tell, is still on point. This much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will forever be the go-to guide when in need of a hint to make a turn of phrase clearer or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. The only style manual to ever appear on bestseller lists has explained to millions of readers the basic principals of plain English, and Maira Kalman’s fifty-seven exquisite illustrations give the revered work a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear.
 

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ELEMENTARY RULES OF USAGE
1
ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION
31
Use the active voice
33
Put statements in positive form
34
Use definite specific concrete language
37
Omit needless words
39
Avoid a succession of loose sentences
40
Express coordinate ideas in similar form
43
A FEW MATTERS OF FORM
55
WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS COMMONLY MISUSED
63
This
97
Place yourself in the background
100
Write in a way that comes naturally
101
Write with nouns and verbs
105
Do not overstate
106
Use orthodox spelling
108

Keep related words together
44
In summaries keep to one tense
49
Place the emphatic words of a sentence at the end
52
Do not explain too much
109
SPELLING from the first edition
122
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Over de auteur (2007)

MAIRA†KALMAN†is an illustrator, author, and designer. She is the author of†And the Pursuit of Happiness and The Principals of Uncertainty; and has illustrated Michael†Pollan's Food Rules and William Strunk and E.B. White's The Elements of Style. Kalman's work is shown at the Julie Saul Gallery in†Manhattan.

www.mairakalman.com

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