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William Strunk, Jr. - Quotes

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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 a machine no unnecessary parts. ---->>>

Make definite assertions. Avoid tame, colorless, hesitating, non-committal language. ---->>>

If you don't know how to pronounce a word, say it loud! ---->>>

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 a machine no unnecessary parts. ---->>>

Omit needless words. ---->>>

It is worse to be irresolute than to be wrong. ---->>>

Vigorous writing is concise. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: July 1, 1869
Birthplace:
Die: 09-26, 1946
Occupation: Writer
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William Strunk Jr. (July 1, 1869 – September 26, 1946) was an American professor of English at Cornell University and author of the The Elements of Style (1918). After revision and enlargement by his former student E. B. White, it became a highly influential guide to English usage during the late 20th century, commonly called Strunk & White (wikipedia)