The Land of the Free and The Elements of Style

  title={The Land of the Free and The Elements of Style},
  author={Geoffrey K. Pullum},
  journal={English Today},
  pages={34 - 44}
  • G. Pullum
  • Published 28 May 2010
  • Art
  • English Today
The Elements of Style (henceforth, Elements) is a slender book of advice on usage and writing, revised by the admired novelist and essayist E. B. White from a book by his former English professor. White did well to accept Macmillan's suggestion that he should revise and expand his former professor's book for commercial republication: successive editions of the revision sold over ten million copies. Many college-educated Americans revere Elements, swear by it, carry it around with them. It was… 
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Pullum, Geoffrey K.
Geoffrey K. Pullum (1945– ) is a general linguist specializing in the study of the English language. He has published over 250 works on a wide variety of topics in theoretical and applied


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