Henry Fowler

Henry Fowler

The purpose of paragraphing is to give the reader a rest. The writer is saying . . . : Have you got that? If so, I'll go to the next point.More Henry Fowler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid.More Henry Fowler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Prefer the familiar word to the far-fetched. Prefer the concrete word to the abstract. Prefer the single word to the circumlocution. Prefer the short word to the long. Prefer the Saxon word to the Romance.More Henry Fowler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Those who are addicted to the phrase "to use a vulgarism" expect to achieve the feat of being at once vulgar and superior to vulgarity.More Henry Fowler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Any one who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid.More Henry Fowler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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