Strunk & White


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Ei sunt cei care au scris “The Elements of Style” (“Strunk & White”) is an American English writing style guide. It is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the USA. (mai multe: aici)

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An Approach to Style (With a List of Reminders)
Place yourself in the background.
Write in a way that comes naturally.
Work from a suitable design.
Write with nouns and verbs.
Revise and rewrite.
Do not overwrite.
Do not overstate.
Avoid the use of qualifiers.
Do not affect a breezy manner.
Use orthodox spelling.
Do not explain too much
Do not construct awkward adverbs.
Make sure the reader knows who is speaking.
Avoid fancy words.
Do not use dialect unless your ear is good.
Be clear.
Do not inject opinion.
Use figures of speech sparingly.
Do not take shortcuts at the cost of clarity.
Avoid foreign languages.
Prefer the standard to the offbeat.