first edition privately printed by Prof.

Set commands, URLs, and other material to be entered by the readerin a monospaced typeface write the sentence to avoid punctuation at the end of the URL:

There are oodles of other examples of illogical or inconsistent usage in American English.

Strunk at Cornell University in 1918.

The lack ofmodern reference books means that one must rely on old grammar books, like this one.

To Strunk's rules, I would add one fundamental rule:

One might also ask if even 72 yearsof experience is meaningful: experience gained in the 1920s and 1930s with short-range propelleraircraft is not relevant to modern long-range jet aircraft.

The following italicized words areexamples of needless words:

Generallyinterviewers have gained such insight into the applicant's mind bytaking a number of interviews that they can give a very accurateassumption about the competence level, attitude and personality ofthe said applicant. The interviews too, are designed in such a mannerthat they are immensely effective in not only assessing the consciousof the applicant, but the subconscious as well. Huge attention todetail is paid when taking these interviews as most of the importantthings in the applicant's personality are clues and hints that needto be discovered by the interviewer. During this process, theinterviewer accesses the different aspects of the applicant, his lifeand his personality.

This old bookeven contains conjugation of the verb  for four tenses of the subjunctive mood.

In such a case, the author should have written 3 mV.

It is my impression that most physicists and mathematicians generally use in the inclusive sense,and most attorneys in the USA generally use in the exclusive sense.

Avoid using the word "micron", as it is technical slang.

The operation in symbolic logic is often a "v", from the corresponding Latin word, although electricalengineers generally use a + sign for the operation.

Hence, the ambiguity in the M could be exploited toconfuse consumers.

For example, whenever an attorney does a search of a computer data base (e.g, search engine on theInternet, Dialog, Westlaw or Lexis), the OR command is the inclusive or.

His former student, E.B. White, revised this book in 1959,when it was first published by Macmillan.

The problem is that experience is not additive.

If special care wastaken to measure a small voltage (e.g., use of preamplifier, modulate noise with a signal of a much differentfrequency, etc.), then these techniques should be mentioned.

I highly recommend thisbook for two reasons: (1) it is terse and (2) the rules make sense.

In general, the units must follow the numerical value time.

Failure to cite quotations is known as plagiarism, a serious academic offense thatis equivalent to fraudulent representation of someone else's property as the writer's.

I want to mention here three of Strunk and White's rules that are often violated:

Note that the proper abbreviation for "second" is "s", not "sec".

The people who write legal style manuals don't seem to notice that their assertion about not onlycontradicts the mathematical definition that is used in computer data bases, but also is a narrow-mindedapproach to the English language.