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It seems I've bought a "General Press" edition from India which is the original version of 1918, not one of the much later and better known revisions by White. If you'd like to write English in the best American style of 1918, that's ideal. For the rest of us, this particular edition is a waste of paper.
Most of the really good advice is now well known - "remove unnecessary words", "use active rather than passive tense." But in the detailed section, it is often dated, e.g. a reminder of how the word 'clever' applies to horses.
This book is a clear copyright infringement. This is NOT Strunk & White's Element of Style. It is a copy of some of the original - with the alleged 'copyright' registered to an Indian company, dated 2019 - that specializes in the theft and republication of previously published works.
I find it absolutely appalling that Amazon allows this sort of theft to go on in its catalog. It will be returned, and I will be notifying the copyright holder.
I read some critical reviews before hand but wasn’t quite sure to believe them because I had heard that this book was highly suggested for writers. However, this printing of the publication is perhaps not the best one. I actually stopped reading at page 16. The examples are not clearly identified as to whether they are wrong or correct examples of punctuation. And the rules are not explained thoroughly enough that they become convoluted and confusing. They wrote in the introduction that this was more of an overview and to look into further reading more in-depth discussions, but if you’re not going to do a good job writing an overview, why bother? I’m sure this content was important when Strunk first write it, but perhaps this is a lazy adaptation of his work for the modern age.
This little book makes grammar interesting. It makes grammar fun. It helps people look and sound educated. Giving in to cultural fads like poor sentence structure (Examples: "it's so not good" ... and ... "Let me ax you a question") might make you feel 'cool' but you simultaneously look juvenile and uneducated. Poor English may feel cute and if that's your aim, don't buy this book. If you want to look and sound educated and articulate --- 'Best book! Ever!'