Saturday, April 5, 2008
Merriam Webster's Dictionary of English Usage is a style guide in dictionary form published by Merriam-Webster, Inc., of Springfield, Massachusetts. It is currently available in a reprint edition (1994) ISBN 0-87779-132-5 or ISBN 978-0877791324.
It is critically acclaimed by linguist (Geoffrey Pullum, who calls it "the best usage book I know of... utterly wonderful." It is known for its historical scholarship, analysis, use of examples, and descriptive approach. It has more than 2,300 entries, and includes more than 20,000 quotations from prominent writers.
A concise version is also available.
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