Thursday, January 25, 2018

Quote of the Day - The Elements of Style

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"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 subject only in outline, but that every word tell."

From "The Elements of Style", by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White.

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