The Elements of Style

English isn’t our mother language (as you may have noticed) and we aren’t writers either. We are style engineers and we came across this book the other day,  The Elements of Style, (aka Strunk & White) written in 1918 by William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White.

Published in 2005 with added illustrations by Maira Kalman.
 “It’s a prescriptive American English writing style guide comprising eight “elementary rules of usage”, ten “elementary principles of composition”, “a few matters of form”, a list of 49 “words and expressions commonly misused”, and a list of 57 “words often misspelled”.” (Wikipedia)
In 2011, Time magazine listed The Elements of Style as one of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923. Surely this guide should help us with writing our English somewhat better! And we do love the illustrations, they help.


Does the title of this post need so many capitals? Hmm, guess we can look that up now…

Let's make some conversation! xoxo Mimi Berlin

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