Archive for December, 2008

The Elements of Style

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

I have recently been reading a famous book whose title is “The Elements of Style (Fourth Edition)” by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White. As hundreds of favorable reviews on Amazon says, this book is obviously a good one, especially for those who want to learn writing in English. Its shape is small and thin enough to carry even in a pocket, but its content is dense.

The introduction written by E. B. White made me feel Strunk’s strict attitude toward writing. I suppose that the strictness of his is mainly based on correctness, clearness, and conciseness in writing. I like his way of thinking. I feel like reading this book again and again when I write something in English, of course, including this blog.