"Strunk and White" is a classic and a favourite of proscriptivist "grammar nazis", but as a description of how English works it's now sorely out of date.
"much of the content of The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White is about a hundred years old (Strunk was born in 1869 and had published the first volume of this slim book by 1918); its advice is often ludicrously old-fashioned, rooted in claims about 'correctness' that cannot be taken seriously." (Huddleston and Pullum, A Student's Introduction to English Grammar)
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