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Słownik synonimów. Style Guide. Read the full Style Guide introduction.

Style Guide

Readers are primarily interested in what you have to say. By the way in which you say it you may encourage them either to read on or to give up. If you want them to read on: Do not be stuffy. “To write a genuine, familiar or truly English style”, said Hazlitt, “is to write as anyone would speak in common conversation who had a thorough command or choice of words or who could discourse with ease, force and perspicuity setting aside all pedantic and oratorical flourishes.” Use the language of everyday speech, not that of spokesmen, lawyers or bureaucrats (so prefer let to permit, people to persons, buy to purchase, colleague to peer, way out to exit, present to gift, rich to wealthy, show to demonstrate, break to violate). Do not be hectoring or arrogant.

Do not be too pleased with yourself. Do not be too chatty. Do not be too didactic. Słownik języka polskiego. Moby Dick Big Read. Longest novels. This is a list of the longest novels over 500,000 words published through a mainstream publisher.

Longest novels

The longest novel is Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus, originally published (1649–54) in 10 parts, each part in three volumes. Artamène is generally attributed to Madeleine de Scudéry.[1] Composing a list of longest novels yields different results depending on whether pages, words or characters are counted. Length of a book is typically associated with its size—specifically page count—leading many to assume the largest and thickest book equates to its length. Word counts are a direct way to measure the length of a novel by a measure that is unaffected by variations of format and page size. Comparison of methods[edit] Three possible ways to determine length exist and each has its own method for determining length.

Novel definitions[edit] What counts as a novel is another variable. List of longest novels[edit] See also[edit] Four Great Classical Novels, an overview of five very long Chinese classics.

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List of Latin phrases. This page lists direct English translations of common Latin phrases, such as veni, vidi, vici and et cetera.

List of Latin phrases

Some of the phrases are themselves translations of Greek phrases, as Greek rhetoric and literature were highly regarded in ancient Rome when Latin rhetoric and literature were still maturing. The Latin letter i can be used as either a vowel or a consonant. When used as a consonant, it is often replaced by the letter j, which was originally simply an orthographic "long i" that was used in initial positions and when it occurred between two other vowels.

This convention from Medieval Latin is most commonly preserved in Latin legal terminology—hence phrases like de iure are often spelled de jure. To view all phrases on a single, lengthy document, see: The list is also divided alphabetically into twenty pages: See also[edit] External links[edit] The Elements of Style. TheElements of Style by William Strunk, Jr.

The Elements of Style

Professor of English Cornell University Privately Printed Ithaca, New York 1918 Copyright 1918 By William Strunk, Jr.


Mathematics fiction books. These novels and other fiction books have some elements of mathematics, or feature real or fictional mathematicians.

Mathematics fiction books

Frequently these books use narrative devices to explore mathematical topics. Subcategories This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total. Pages in category "Mathematics fiction books" The following 34 pages are in this category, out of 34 total.