Saturday, March 22

The fifty-nine-words.

"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 sentences short or avoid all detail and treat subjects only in outline, but every word tell."

- William Strunk, Jr.-

William Strunk ,Jr. and E.B.White, The Elements of Style Illustrated. The Penguin Press (New York), 2005.

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