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The book Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and EB White is a book which talks about rules of the English language Rules that are important in communication between one person to the next In the book White has his rules and Strunk has his own but they come together to make the book more detailed Strunk talks about things such as using s when you are talking about plural adding s to make a noun possessive putting commas where they are needed and breaking sentences off properly On the other hand White is talking about things like placing yourself in the background dont overwrite and dont overstate Although Strunks rules deal more with the mechanics of writing and White tends to talk about the presentation of the writing it comes together to make the book complete From the book I have learned some things about writing that I did not know but I have also refreshed my memory on some things that I already knew Strunk states that we should form the possessive singular of nouns by adding s This shows that a noun is owned by a another noun Placing a comma before a conjunction introducing an independent clause If there is a comma placed in the middle of a sentence before a word such as and or but there are two separate clauses in that sentence When the comma is reached the second clause has the appearance of an after-thought You should be careful on the that rule because if there is not an and or but then the comma should be a semicolon Make sure that you keep the writing in one tense because the reader may get confused if the writer keeps going to past to present or even future He also says that you should place the emphatic words of a sentence at the end He feels this is necessary because it makes the prominent position more
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