The Elements of Style

William Strunk Jr.

Key Facts and Insights

  1. Concision: One of the most emphasized principles in the book is brevity or concision in writing. Strunk encourages the use of fewer words to express thoughts without compromising the message.
  2. Active Voice: The book emphasizes the use of active voice over passive voice for clearer and more direct statements.
  3. Coherence and Cohesion: Strunk insists on maintaining coherence and cohesion within and among sentences and paragraphs.
  4. Avoidance of needless words: The book advocates for the removal of redundant phrases, words, and sentences that don't add value to the message.
  5. Usage of definitive and concrete language: Strunk...

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