I’m going to use these three books again for today’s topic, which is the order of words in a sentence.
I love that these books tackle mundane topics, things that seem innate, but aren’t. I mean, we can order words into something grammatical without much thought. Even though a ten-sentence word has ten factorial possible orderings, we can easily find the handful that are legal English.
- The Golden Book on Writing by David Lambuth
- The Elements of Style by Strunk & White
- Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg