The One "Essential" Book of Usage: The Elements of Style
Ever wonder what
is the shortest, sweetest and most essential book of English
usage? Look no further! Either buy or try
The Elements of Style
by William Strunk Jr.
example of his advice: "Avoid fancy
words. Avoid the elaborate, the pretentious, the coy, and the
cute. Do not be tempted by a twenty-dollar word when there is a
ten-center handy, ready and able. "
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