The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White Rules 1

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					            The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
                                         Rules 1 & 2
Rule 1: ___________________________________________________________________
Possessive: giving an object___________________ over something
Singular: only _______________ of an object
Noun: _______________,___________________,_____________________,_________________________

Singular                         Plural                           Possessive
City lights                      Cities lights                    City’s lights

(Girl’s name)


(Color)


(Place)


(Boy’s name)




Exception to the rule (NOTE) : a common error is to write _____ for ______ or vice
versa.
________ is a _______________, meaning “___ ______.”
____________ is a____________________.
_____________, if you can replace “________” with it is, you should use the_______________.
If you can’t, you should use “________.”

Examples: Fill out the charts below.

Example                          Yes/No                           Revise/Explanation

Cops’ gun


Kitten’s yarn



Its bone

It’s toy


Citie’s roads


Logans’ brother
1. Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated.
     a. My cousin got in trouble for stealing a childs bicycle.
     b. My cousin got in trouble for stealing a childs’ bicycle
     c. My cousin got in trouble for stealing a child bicycle
     d. My cousin got in trouble for stealing a child’s bicycle
2. Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated.
     a. The dog dug in the yard for it’s bone.
     a. The dog dug in the yard for its bone
     b. The dog dug in the yard for its’ bone
     c. The dog dug in the yard for it bone
3. Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated.
     a. The teacher found the student’s backpack in her classroom.
     d. The teacher found the student backpack in her classroom.
     e. The teacher found the students backpack in her classroom.
     f. The teacher found the students’ backpack in her classroom.
4. Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated.
     a. The companys employees were unhappy with their small holiday
         bonuses.
     b. The companies employees were unhappy with their small holiday
         bonuses.
     c. The company’s employees were unhappy with their small holiday
         bonuses.
     d. The companies’ employees were unhappy with their small holiday
         bonuses.

   Write your own example: You need to write a sentence that shows the correct
   usage of its and it’s. You will be trading papers to see if you have done this
   correctly.



   Correct the following paragraph using Rule #1. Correct any errors in the
   numbered spaces below. If nothing needs to be corrected explain why.


   1) Canadas celebrations over the holidays differ from the United States
   slightly. 2) The entire country still celebrates Christmas on the 25th, but the
   holiday does not end there. 3) On the 26th they celebrate Boxing Day.
   4) The origin of this holidays name is not clear. 5) In feudal times in the
   United Kingdom, the lord of the manor would 'pay' people who worked on
   his land in the past year with boxes full of practical goods, such as
   agricultural tools, food, and cloth.
6) These were often distributed on the day after Christmas Day. 7) More
recently, employers traditionally gave their servants a gift of money, food,
or a small gift in a small box on the day after Christmas. 8) Today this
holiday is celebrated in the United Kingdom, Canada, and many other
Commonwealth Nations. 9) It is a time to gather at a family members
home to eat and play outdoors. 10) Retailers offer huge discounts on
items on this day, making it the Canadas biggest shopping day. 11)
Throughout the season many organizations keep the traditions of Boxing
Day alive by donating their time, energy, and money to fill Food Banks and
provide gifts for the poor.
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Rule 2: In a series of ___________or more terms with a _________ ____________, use a
comma __________ each term _____________ the ______________.
Series: items in a _____________________.
Terms: the actual things________________.
Single: ___________
Conjunction:
F.A.N.B.O.Y.S



Comma: ,

Thus write,
      _________, ____________, and ____________.
      gold, ____________, or copper
      He opened the letter, ______________, ____________ made note of its contents.

Example                       Yes/No                         Revise/Explanation

Boys and girls


Boys, girls, and dogs



Boys, and girls, and dogs

Boys and girls and dogs


Small medium or large


Going to school doing my
work and leaving.


Examples:

   1. Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated.
        a. Beautiful homes, attractive city squares, and a mild climate, are
            characteristics of Savannah, Georgia.
        b. Beautiful homes attractive, city squares, and a mild climate are
            characteristics of Savannah, Georgia.
        c. Beautiful homes attractive city squares and a mild climate are
            characteristics of Savannah, Georgia.
   2. Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated.
        a. Shops and restaurants have transformed the old warehouse area.
        b. Shops, and restaurants have transformed the old warehouse area.
        c. Shops, and restaurants, have transformed the old warehouse are.
   3. Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated.
        a. Tourists enjoy shopping visiting historic homes and sampling Southern
            cuisine.
        b. Tourists enjoy shopping, visiting historic homes, and sampling Southern
            cuisine.
        c. Tourists enjoy shopping, visiting historic homes, and, sampling Southern
            cuisine.
   4. Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated.
        a. This morning I woke up got dressed brushed my teeth and ate breakfast.
        b. This morning I woke up, got dressed, brushed my teeth and ate breakfast.
        c. This morning I woke up, got dressed, brushed my teeth, and ate
            breakfast.

      Correct the following paragraph using Rule #2. Correct any errors in the
      numbered spaces below. If nothing needs to be corrected explain why.




1) The arts are an important part of life in Argentina. 2) Even at the depth
of Argentina’s economic recession, the government still made grants to
performing artists. 3) Living in Argentina, you can enjoy art museums the
opera houses theaters and music. 4) The Teatro Colón opera house is a
theatrical world in itself, so definitely make it one of your stops if you are
visiting just Buenos Aires. 5) In the early years of the 20th century, the
Teatro Colón was the largest opera house in the world, and every famous
singer and dancer performed there. 6) It is a magnificent Beaux-Arts pile,
with lots of marble gilding grand staircases chandeliers and the works. 7) It
also has magnificent acoustics, of the kind most modern architects have
been unable to achieve. 8) In fact, Buenos Aires is home to more than 300
theaters 100-plus art galleries at least 70 museums and hundreds of all-
night bookstores. 9) Those who live in Argentina never lack cultural
activities. 10) Buenos Aires is a city that lives and breathes literature. 11)
30 weekly magazines 20 monthly magazines and 12 daily newspapers are
published here. 11) There are also more than 200 publishing houses and
3,000 print shops in Argentina
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      11.
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Put a line under the opinion statement of this paragraph. Then put a circle
around any evidence the author gives to support the paragraph.

				
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