The Elements of Style (4TH)

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The Elements of Style (4TH)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 105 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780205309023
  • DDC分類 808.042

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You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.This book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           ix
Introduction xiii
I. ELEMENTARY RULES OF USAGE 1 (14)
Form the possessive singular of nouns by 1 (1)
adding's
In a series of three or more terms with a 2 (1)
single conjunction, use a comma after each
term except the last
Enclose parenthetic expressions between commas 2 (3)
Place a comma before a conjunction 5 (1)
introducing an independent clause
Do not join independent clauses with a comma 5 (2)
Do not break sentences in two 7 (1)
Use a colon after an independent clause to 7 (2)
introduce a list of particulars, an
appositive, an amplification, or an
illustrative quotation
Use a dash to set off an abrupt break or 9 (1)
interruption and to announce a long
appositive or summary
The number of the subject determines the 9 (2)
number of the verb
Use the proper case of pronoun 11 (2)
A participial phrase at the beginning of a 13 (2)
sentence must refer to the grammatical subject
II. ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION 15 (19)
Choose a suitable design and hold to it 15 (1)
Make the paragraph the unit of composition 15 (3)
Use the active voice 18 (1)
Put statements in positive form 19 (2)
Use definite, specific, concrete language 21 (2)
Omit needless words 23 (2)
Avoid a succession of loose sentences 25 (1)
Express coordinate ideas in similar form 26 (2)
Keep related words together 28 (3)
In summaries, keep to one tense 31 (1)
Place the emphatic words of a sentence at the 32 (2)
end
III. A FEW MATTERS OF FORM 34 (5)
IV. WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS COMMONLY MISUSED 39 (27)
V. AN APPROACH TO STYLE (With a List of 66 (21)
Reminders)
Place yourself in the background 70 (1)
Write in a way that comes naturally 70 (1)
Work from a suitable design 70 (1)
Write with nouns and verbs 71 (1)
Revise and rewrite 72 (1)
Do not overwrite 72 (1)
Do not overstate 73 (1)
Avoid the use of qualifiers 73 (1)
Do not affect a breezy manner 73 (1)
Use orthodox spelling 74 (1)
Do not explain too much 75 (1)
Do not construct awkward adverbs 75 (1)
Make sure the reader knows who is speaking 76 (1)
Avoid fancy words 76 (2)
Do not use dialect unless your ear is good 78 (1)
Be clear 79 (1)
Do not inject opinion 79 (1)
Use figures of speech sparingly 80 (1)
Do not take shortcuts at the cost of clarity 80 (1)
Avoid foreign languages 81 (1)
Prefer the standard to the offbeat 81 (6)
Afterword 87 (2)
Glossary 89 (8)
Index 97