Sunday, January 17, 2010

Elements of Style?

"Be clear"
"Do not explain too much"
"Omit needless words"
"Do not inject opinion"

The author of this article, Geoffrey Pullum, writes for The Chronicle, and he offers up that grammatical style books such as the famous American version written by Strunk and White, has resulted in several generations of college students who feel "vaguely anxious and insecure whenever they write "however"... but can't tell you why."

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