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From: Edward Diener (eddielee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-04 21:24:44

Joel de Guzman wrote:
> David Abrahams wrote:
> Oh what a coincidence! Just prior to my vacation, I picked
> up this book ("The Elements of Style" by E.B. White and William
> Strunk Jr.,). I acknowledge your comment sometime ago that
> I tend to be too "chatty". I'm studying english more.
> This book to me seemed like Scott Meyer's Effective C++
> series, for english. Cool!

That book has been the leading authority for fundamentally good
expository writing in English for almost 50 years now. I remember using
and studying it in high school. It is a very good guide. I am glad you
have found it. However, like Scott Meyer's book, one eventually learns
when to depart from the good advice given there. But getting the good
advice given there first is invaluable.

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