A General Style Guide for the English Language/Introduction

This book is intended as a guide for any user of the English language on what constitutes good use thereof. It was largely inspired by an article by Geoff Pullum in the Chronicle of Higher Education,[1] which criticised the Elements of Style by Strunk and White for its misleading, ill-informed and self-contradictory advice. I am writing this partly, therefore, as a rewrite and extension of that 'classic' book, and partly as a standalone style guide, suitable for use in the classroom and in everyday life.

That is not to say Strunk and White's guide was completely wrong. A great deal of its advice was neutral at worst. However, why not take advantage of the collaborative wiki model in order to iron out some of the wrinkles?

References edit

  1. "50 Years of Stupid Grammar". Retrieved 2012-01-17.