Most newspaper articles break down into two categories: News articles Feature articles You will also find opinion pieces, like editorials and book and movie reviews. But this lesson deals strictly with news and feature articles. Here's how you can tell the difference between a news story and a feature story.
Harcourt republished it in page format in Tenney revised it as The Elements and Practice of Composition Inat The New Yorkerthe style guide reached the attention of E. Whitewho had studied writing under Strunk in but had since forgotten "the little book" that he described as a "forty-three-page summation of the case for cleanliness, accuracy, and brevity in the use of English".
Weeks later, White wrote a feature story about Strunk's devotion to lucid English prose. More than ten million copies of three editions were later sold. Omit needless words Use active voice Use parallel construction on concepts that are parallel  The edition features White's expansions of preliminary sections, the "Introduction" essay derived from his magazine feature story about Prof.
Strunkand the concluding chapter, "An Approach to Style", a broader, prescriptive guide to writing in English. He also produced the second and third editions of The Elements of Style, by which time the book's length had extended to 85 pages.
The third edition of The Elements of Style features 54 points: The final reminder, the 21st, "Prefer the standard to the offbeat", is thematically integral to the subject of The Elements of Style, yet does stand as a discrete essay about writing lucid prose.
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. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that he make every word tell.
The fourth edition of The Elements of Stylepublished 54 years after Strunk's death, omits his stylistic advice about masculine pronouns: He or She", in Chapter IV: Misused Words and Expressions, advises the writer to avoid an "unintentional emphasis on the masculine".
White, an afterword by the American cultural commentator Charles Osgooda glossary, and an index. Five years later, the fourth edition text was re-published as The Elements of Style Illustratedwith illustrations by the designer Maira Kalman.
This edition excludes the afterword by Charles Osgood and restores the first edition chapter on spelling. Reception[ edit ] The Elements of Style was listed as one of the best and most influential books written in English since by Time in its list. The book's toxic mix of purism, atavism, and personal eccentricity is not underpinned by a proper grounding in English grammar.
It is often so misguided that the authors appear not to notice their own egregious flouting of its own rules Several generations of college students learned their grammar from the uninformed bossiness of Strunk and White, and the result is a nation of educated people who know they feel vaguely anxious and insecure whenever they write however or than me or was or which, but can't tell you why.
Of course, it's short; at eighty-five pages it's much shorter than this one. I'll tell you right now that every aspiring writer should read The Elements of Style.
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The most common type of ad placed in the newspaper by retail is the sale ad. Instead of offering a discount to a particular customer like the Coupon Ad, the Sale Ad is open to the entire public.
This allows anyone to come into their store to receive a discount on a product, department or the entire store. The Elements of Style Strunk, W., Jr. and White, E.B. CONTENTS their guidance, to write plain English adequate for everyday uses, let him look, for the secrets of style, to the study of the masters of literature.
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