Thursday, September 1, 2016

An Elements of Style collection

If The Elements of Style were an arcade game, Jerry Morris would have the highest score, and the next highest score, and the score after that, and so on. He has an impressive collection of different editions, even if he’s missing 1918.

What do I think of The Elements of Style ? That it’s a better book than its detractors claim. It is, however, sadly dated, and not an especially good choice for twenty-first-century students seeking to improve their writing. Michael Harvey’s The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing is far better.

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