Cate’s Pick: Elements of Style

by Cate Foster 

I love words and language. And even grammar. It’s true. I’m such a word nerd that I actually enjoy reading grammar books and style guides. Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy reading other types of books, too. But there are a few style guides that hold a special place in my literary heart.

Without a doubt, one of my favorites is Strunk and White’s Elements of Style. It is easy to read and easy to locate topics. And it’s short. At fewer than 100 pages, it is far less intimidating than another personal favorite, Garner’s Modern American Usage, which weighs in at 876 pages and just over three pounds.

Strunk, W. (1918). The elements of style. Ithaca, NY: Press of W.F. Humphrey.


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