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Elements of Style Module 1 (ELEMENTARY RULES OF USAGE)
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The Elements of Style is an American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr. White greatly enlarged and revised the book for publication by Macmillan in Harcourt republished it in page format in Tenney later revised it for publication as The Elements and Practice of Composition In the style guide reached the attention of E. White at The New Yorker.
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Originating as a classroom study aid prepared by Cornell English Professor William Strunk in , this widely-used desk reference of English usage, form, and style continues to influence writers after a hundred years. After Strunk died in , essayist E. White was asked to augment and edit the guide for a wider audience. When White died in , Elements was in its Third Edition. Elementary Rules of Usage II. Words and Expressions Commonly Misused V. An Approach to Style.
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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, The author died in , so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works. It is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the United States. It originally 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. Updated editions of the paperback book are often required reading for American high school and college composition classes. Public domain Public domain false false.