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I’ve been a complete lunatic about grammar since my Language Arts teacher introduced my classful of twitchy twelve year olds Daily Grammar Practice in the sixth grade. 1,356 more words

E. B. White

On Being Specific, Definite, and Concrete


. . . the surest way to arouse and hold the attention of the reader is by
being specific, definite, and concrete.
The greatest writers … are effective largely because…
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Omit Needless Words


Omit needless words. Vigorous writing is concise.
A sentence should contain no unnecessary words,
a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that
a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and…
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Write With Nouns and Verbs


Write with nouns and verbs, not adjectives and adverbs.

~ William Strunk, Jr. (1869 Р1946)
American Professor of English at Cornell University,
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Review: Essays of E.B. White

Essays of E.B. White by E.B. White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There is really no way for a man to put his arms around a big house plant and still remain a gentleman.

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