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June 24th, 2016 in 1959, a new york times book reviewer praised william strunk, jr, and eb who said, “you really ought to know the rules before you break them,” in a new york times article celebrating the 50th anniversary of “the elements of style” it is valuable because strunk and white cherish language.
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William strunk and eb white's the elements of style will be familiar its first half consists of pithy rules for good writing, put together by strunk, an english professor meanwhile, as far as everyday, non-literary writing goes, the book is richer introduction to the capacities of english language sentences.