I also appreciated his differentiation between stylistic facts and stylistic rules.  It does help teachers and others articulate reasoning better.  I think though that Strunk and White were getting at what he says, just perhaps being too bold, decisive, forthright 


Monroe Beardsley, “Style and Good Style,” in Contemporary Essays on Style, ed. Blen A. Love and Michael Payne (Glenview. Scott, Foresman, and Company, 1969)

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