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INTRODUCTORY
ELEMENTARY RULES OF USAGE
1. Form the possessive singular of nouns with ’s
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
8. Dividewords atline-ends, inaccordance with their formation and pronunciation
ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION
9. Make the paragraph the unit of composition: one paragraph to each topic
11. Use the active voice
12. Put statements in positive form
13. Omit needless words
14. Avoid a succession of loose sentences
15. Express co-ordinate ideas in similar form
16. Keep related words together
17. In summaries, keep to one tense
18. Place the emphatic words of a sentence at the end
A FEW MATTERS OF FORM
WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS COMMONLY MISUSED
WORDS OFTEN MISSPELLED
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The Elements of Style

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