The Elements of Style

William STRUNK, JR. (1869 - 1946)

“The Elements of Style (1918) by William Strunk, Jr. is an American English writing style guide. It is one of the best-known and most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading in U.S. high school and university composition classes. The original 1918 edition of The Elements of Style 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. This book, printed as a private edition in 1918 for the use of his students, became a classic on the local campus, known as "the little book", and its successive editions have since sold over ten million copies. This version is based on the public-domain text from 1918, which was originally uploaded to Wikibooks and wikified by Wikibooks:User:Lord Emsworth in 2003. In January 2006, Kernigh transwikied the text from Wikibooks:Elements of Style to Wikisource.” (Summary by Wikipedia and Wikisource)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Education, Language learning

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 – I. Introductory Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 01 01 – II. Elementary Rules of Usage: Rules 1 – 4 Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 02 02 – II. Elementary Rules of Usage: Rules 5 – 8 Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 03 03 – III. Elementary Principles of Composition: Rules 9 – 10 Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 04 04 – III. Elementary Principles of Composition: Rules 11 – 13 Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 05 05 – III. Elementary Principles of Composition: Rules 14 – 16 Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 06 06 – III. Elementary Principles of Composition: Rules 17 – 18 Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 07 07 – IV. A Few Matters of Form Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 08 08 – V. Words and Expressions Commonly Misused: all right to most Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 09 09 – V. Words and Expressions Commonly Misused: nature to would Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 10 10 – VI. Spelling Nicholas James Bridgewater
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