Tuesday’s Writing Tips: Allude

Tuesday’s Writing Tips 

The Elements of Style

It’s time for another writing tip from the book The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White.

Today’s tip comes from the Misused Words and Expressions portion of the book. The word is allude.

Don’t confuse with elude. You allude to a book; you elude a pursuer. Note, too, that allude is not synonymous with refer. An allusion is an indirect mention, a reference is a specific one.


Just-as-our-eyes-need-light-in-order haiku

Today’s Haiku

mind is ticking
our path is guided by thoughts,
so dream with purpose


Are you dreaming with purpose?



4 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Writing Tips: Allude

  1. Nice post for Tuesday, 14th July 2015, Nicole, as, for me, it will hold many allusions, without remaining elusive from memory. I have just become a grand dad this evening in Johannesburg…best wishes..

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