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Elwyn Brooks White (1899–1985) was an American writer, notable for "The Elements of Style" and for children's books including "Stuart Little" and "Charlotte's Web".

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What does the last sentence "Better look at the oil, too" mean?

In "Stuart Little" by E.B.White, Stuart was having a conversation with the attendant of a gas station: "Five, please," said Stuart to the attendant. The man looked at the tiny ...
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Do Orwell's and E. B. White's essays belong to a school?

I have always been charmed by George Orwell's and E. B. White's essays. They're insidiously plain, but extremely pleasant to read. The way that they talk is so different from authors today (for ...
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