William’s Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity & Grace,
                                            Study Questions 16-30

                                        Lessons 6-10 (pp. 118-249)

16. Supply the missing word: "In the end is my ______________" (T.S. Eliot, p.118).

17. Supply the missing word: "Reading a sentence is like jumping a _____________"
(p. 119)

18. What term does Williams use for the "climatic part of a sentence"? (p. 123)

19. What term does Williams use for the "key concepts that run through a series of
sentences"? (p. 130)

20. Supply the missing word: "I believe more in _____________ than I do in the pencil."
(Truman Capote, 139)

21. What term does Williams use for "style's first grace": that of compression? (p. 140)

22. Finish the sentence: "The structure of every sentence is a lesson in ___________."
(John Stuart Mill, p. 165)

23. What term does Williams use for style's second grace: the art of writing long
sentences which "do not slouch"? (p. 166)

24. What kind of modifiers are recommended for writing long sentences? (p.175)

25. What kind of a modifier implies a different subject from the explicit subject of a
sentence? (p. 185)

26. Calvin Coolidge, asked by his wife what the preacher had preached on, replied
"__________." (p. 191)

27. What term does Williams use for the third and final grace of style, that of
"balance and symmetry"? (p. 192)

28. Williams final word on style is this: "___________ is more." (p. 216)

29. Supply the missing word: "Everything should be made as simple as possible,
but not _____________." (Albert Einstein, p. 219)

30. Who does Williams credit as the author of two of the three "most celebrated
prose texts in American history"? (p. 235)