Elements of Style

I am rather busy as of late, and so blog updates are sparse. Thus I recommend you other reading material, such as this interesting and important article by Geoffrey Pullum on the shortcomings of Strunk & White’s classic prescriptive grammar, The Elements of Style.

2 Responses to “Elements of Style”

  1. April 12, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Very interesting. I’ve never read it, though I have it on my shelf. I like the more comprehensive modern style guides. Too bad Pullum doesn’t suggest a style guide that gets the grammar right.

  2. April 12, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Ah, on his blog he recommends “Style: Towards Clarity and Grace” by Joseph Williams, which I started long ago but never finished despite being very impressed with it.

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