The Elements of Style = 英文寫作風格的要素


作者:William Strunk Jr.[原作];甦活中英文編輯所[編輯]


出版社:Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation 甦活全球網路

出版地:Salt Lake City, UT. 臺北市

格式:EPUB 流式


The Elements of Style 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 United States. It originally detailed eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, and 'a few matters

  • The Elements of Style
  • Chapter 1 Introductory
  • Chapter 2 Elementary Rules of Usage
  • 1. Form the possessive singular of nouns with 's.
  • 2. In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction, use a comma after each term except the last.
  • 3. Enclose parenthetic expressions between commas.
  • 4. Place a comma before and or but introducing an independent clause.
  • 5. Do not join independent clauses by a comma.
  • 6. Do not break sentences in two.
  • 7. A participial phrase at the beginning of a sentence must refer to the grammatical subject.
  • 8. Divide words at line-ends, in accordance with their formation and pronunciation.
  • Chapter 3 Elementary Principles of Composition
  • 1. Make the paragraph the unit of composition: one paragraph to each topic.
  • 2. As a rule, begin each paragraph with a topic sentence; end it in conformity with the beginning.
  • 3. Use the active voice.
  • 4. Put statements in positive form.
  • 5. Omit needless words.
  • 6. Avoid a succession of loose sentences.
  • 7. Express co-ordinate ideas in similar form.
  • 8. Keep related words together.
  • 9. In summaries, keep to one tense.
  • 10. Place the emphatic words of a sentence at the end.
  • Chapter 4 A Few Matters of Form
  • Chapter 5 Words and Expressions Commonly Misused
  • Chapter 6 Words Commonly Misspelled