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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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