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“This updated and expanded book is a ‘must-have’ desktop reference
for writers and others who must produce a grammar-perfect final draft.”

Elements of Style 2017 presents a collection of modern grammar, style, and punctuation rules to help you write well, self-edit efficiently, and produce a grammar-perfect final draft. It is suitable for writers, editors, proofreaders, college students, and employees in the workplace. In fact, if you write anything at all, you should have a copy of this writer’s style guide on your desk. It has been recognized as a modern, go-to writing handbook and is now a required textbook in some college courses at University of San Francisco, University of Minnesota, California State University at Fullerton, and University of Texas at San Antonio, among others.

This book is a major update to Strunk’s original Elements of Style, written 100 years ago. It was inspired by Strunk’s grammar classic, follows the same point-by-point format, and presents grammar and style rules in a concise, easy-to-understand manner. The book includes many of Strunk’s rules from his original edition, but omits rules considered out-of-date today. Elements of Style 2017 expands Strunk’s book from 38 pages to 270, and presents a collection of 500+ grammar and style rules for modern writers, editors, college students, and others who are called upon to write a grammar-perfect final draft.

NOTE: If you are looking for Strunk’s Elements of Style: Classic Edition, look here. This book contains the full text of Strunk’s original work, plus editor’s notes flagging obsolete grammar rules, additional grammar/style tips for modern writers, and a Study Guide for academic use. Or, if you are searching for Elements of Style (4th Edition) edited by E.B. White, look here.

In Elements of Style 2017, bestselling author/editor Richard De A’Morelli shares his 30+ years of experience as a senior editor and explains everything you need to know about grammar, style, and punctuation. Written in plain English, this book takes the headache out of great writing—and unlike most grammar books, it includes easy-to-follow examples. Read any chapter, follow the practical advice, and you will see an overnight improvement in your writing. Read a chapter a day, and in just two weeks, you will be amazed by the polished quality of your final draft.

Clear, concise writing is essential today. For an author, a well-edited manuscript may bring an acceptance letter from a publisher or agent. If you self-publish, it could generate positive reviews and sales. For students, an impressed instructor could mean an A grade; and in the workplace, a well-written report could mean a pay raise, a promotion, or the success of a business venture.

● Writers of all skill levels will discover quick and easy ways to recognize and fix grammar, style, and punctuation errors in their manuscripts.

● Students can use these rules to edit and polish book reports, essays, and other homework.

● Teachers can use this handbook to help students learn grammar and punctuation rules without the tears.

● Employees can follow these simple guidelines in the workplace to produce well-written reports, brochures, and other materials.

Learn how to improve your grammar, style and punctuation, and polish your writing to perfection with Elements of Style 2017.


The Elements of Style: Classic Edition 2018 contains the original version of William Strunk’s classic grammar handbook, plus a variety of enhancements that make this new edition even more useful. This Classic Edition is now being used as a textbook in classes at University of Minnesota, University of Texas, UC Berkeley, and elsewhere.

Generations of college students and writers have learned the basics of English grammar from this short book. It was rated “one of the 100 most influential books written in English” by Time in 2011, and iconic author Stephen King recommended it as a grammar primer that all aspiring writers should read.

Written a century ago, Strunk’s book is a nostalgic link to the Art Deco era and the Roaring Twenties. Many of the grammar rules listed in his book still apply today; but the English language has changed over the years, and some of these rules have are now obsolete. This updated Classic Edition addresses these changes with the following enhancements and additional content:

1. This 2018 edition adds two new chapters requested by college professors and students: Basic Rules of Capitalization and Style Rules for Better Writing.

2. Editor’s notes have been inserted throughout the book to flag grammar rules that are become obsolete and to provide up-to-date advice for students and writers.

3. Emojis have been added to help readers identify correct examples from errors at a glance.

4. A Study Guide is included in the last chapter, and the paperback version includes blank, lined pages in the back of the book for note taking.

5. The e-book version has been restyled for improved display on the latest generations of digital book-reading devices.

This handbook gives students and writers a blueprint that they can follow to write clearly and effectively while learning the fundamental rules of English Grammar.

NOTE: Some courses may specify other versions of this book, such as Elements of Style, Fourth Edition by E.B. White, or Elements of Style 2017, which builds on Strunk’s work, offering 500+ up-to-date grammar and style rules for students and writers. If your course requires one of these versions, use these links to obtain the correct book.


“If you are reading The Elements of Style for an academic course or to improve your writing, this companion workbook can help you to memorize and self-test your knowledge of English grammar rules.”

The Elements of Style: Grammar Workbook is designed for readers of the three most popular versions of William Strunk’s grammar classic, The Elements of Style. It can be used by readers of Strunk’s original work, now in the public domain; the “Strunk and White” editions by E.B. White; and The Elements of Style: Classic Edition 2018. In addition, readers of other grammar books, and ESL/EFL learners, may find this workbook useful for learning the core rules of English grammar.

Learning grammar may seem like a boring task, but it is a must for students who wish to do well in their courses and for writers who want to improve their grammar and style. This comprehensive workbook presents a series of 27 quizzes with 626 questions, multiple-choice answers, and a convenient scoring key. Some quizzes drill on grammar rules covered in all versions of The Elements of Style, and others are keyed to a specific edition.

To derive maximum benefit from this workbook, it is suggested that you complete a few quizzes each day. Take note of your correct and incorrect answers to reinforce the underlying grammar rules. Be sure that you have a firm grasp of each rule before going on to the next quiz. You will know that you are ready to proceed when you have answered all the questions on a quiz correctly.

Used in classrooms across America and around the world, The Elements of Style has helped generations of students and writers learn to write grammatically correct prose. Whether you are taking a course for which Strunk’s book is required reading, or you are a writer looking to polish your style, this workbook can help you to learn English grammar rules and use that knowledge to make all your writing exemplary.


“This essential handbook for writers and students presents a well-organized collection of English punctuation rules and simple examples that will help you write with impact and style.”

In Quick and Easy English Punctuation, you will learn that punctuation is more important than you might think. It allows your words to tell their story. These small but crucial marks in your sentences are like road signs; without them, readers can get lost in a confusing jumble of words. Learning basic rules of punctuation is a must if you want to write well. Fortunately, the rules are easy to learn, and you will find many helpful shortcuts in this new book.

The author, a distinguished editor with thirty years of experience, offers bite-size tutorials and simple advice on how to use commas, parentheses, dashes, and other punctuation marks in all kinds of writing, both fiction and nonfiction. In addition to learning easy rules to help you correctly punctuate whatever you write, you will discover that these rules are not set in stone—you can rearrange your sentences and use punctuation creatively to make your writing more concise and interesting.

Quick & Easy English Punctuation is aimed at these readers who may benefit from this useful guide:

✔ Writers of all skill levels will learn how to recognize and fix punctuation errors in their manuscripts, and how punctuation can be used creatively to add clarity and sparkle to their sentences.

✔ Students can use these rules to correctly punctuate term papers and other academic writing.

✔ Teachers can use this book to help students quickly grasp basic concepts of English punctuation.

✔ ESL/EFL learners will benefit from the many short, easy-to-understand examples featured in the book.

✔ Employees can follow these rules to create punctuation-perfect reports, manuals, and other documents in the workplace.

Read any chapter of this book, follow the simple rules, and you will see a fast improvement in the quality of your writing. Read a chapter a day, and in two weeks, you should have a solid understanding of punctuation and be able to add a touch of style and polish to everything you write.

This handy desktop reference expands on the author’s bestselling writing guide, Elements of Style 2017. It includes material drawn from that book but delves deeper into punctuation, providing more examples and an additional eighty pages of content. Once you have mastered the concepts in this book, you may wish to read Elements of Style 2017, which offers a comprehensive primer on English grammar, available in Kindle and paperback.


“This special edition of James Allen’s classic should be in the library of every person who aspires to a life of success and happiness.”

As a Man Thinks is a special edition of James Allen’s classic work, As a Man Thinketh. In this book, you will learn how to use the power of thought to attract prosperity and happiness into your life. You’ll discover that you are the creator of the conditions in your life, good and bad, and you can change those conditions by changing how you think. Authors Dale Carnegie, Norman Vincent Peale, and others were heavily influenced by James Allen’s writings, and Inc. Magazine praised his book as “one of the top 10 motivational books of all time.” Success coach Tony Robbins says it is his favorite book, and he has read it a dozen times.

This collector’s edition was developed for a course at Virtual University taught by Richard De A’Morelli, a best-selling author/editor with deep experience in the self-help field. Most versions of Allen’s book are cloned reprints of Allen’s 1903 work, but this edition includes the full text of the book, updated and restyled for today’s readers, plus helpful tutorials discussing key points in each chapter. A bonus chapter offers daily meditations from James Allen’s popular book, Meditations for Every Day of the Year.

The wisdom of James Allen provides a foundation for living well and being happy in today’s hectic world. Whether this is your first exposure to his writings or you are already a fan, this special edition is must reading. Also available in a collector’s paperback edition—add it to your library and give as a gift to your friends who may benefit from this wonderful message of hope and empowerment.


You Can Change Your Life reveals easy steps you can take to stay sane and positive in a crazy world. You’ll learn how making simple changes in your daily routine can help you chart a path to happiness. Change the way you think and you will change your life. Change the way you view the future, and you will become the architect of your destiny.

You will read powerful anecdotes from everyday people who have overcome difficult obstacles and setbacks, and who have gone on to live well and be happy. You’ll read the author’s own story of a descent into grief after his only son was killed and his struggle to recover. His story, just one of 28 short lessons in the book, offers hope to those who struggle with depression, self-doubt, and other negative conditions in their lives.

As you read through this book, you will learn that your happiness in life depends on the choices you make; on staying positive, and on never giving up your hopes and dreams. You’ll discover natural ways to reduce stress, overcome depression, build confidence, and conquer unhealthy habits. You will also learn how to stay balanced and maintain your peace of mind using simple methods such as deep relaxation, visualization, rhythm breathing, and meditation.

This book reminds us life is short, and we must make the most of the precious time we have. When you look back on your life, all that will matter is: Did you live well? Were you happy? Did you make others happy? Are you leaving the world a better place than it was when you came into it? How you answer those questions will be shaped by your thoughts and actions today and in the days to come.

If you have been looking for a book that will encourage you to change your life and give you a helping hand to take the first steps forward, this short course in modern living may be that inspiration. The book also makes a wonderful gift for someone in need of encouragement and a step-by-step approach to getting their life on a positive track.

Live well. Be happy. Everything else in your life will fall into place.