| 9:15 am on Oct 23, 2008 (gmt 0)|
There's a rather good selection at http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/classic/A935570#Grammar : On-line Dictionaries, Thesauri, Style Guides, etc \ Grammar, Punctuation, Style etc [bbc.co.uk]
| 11:20 pm on Oct 26, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Personally one of the best writing books I have ever found is called "The Elements of Style" by Strunk and White. This is a classic on basic grammar and writing skills. It is short, direct, and packed with great info. I was introduced to this book in college and have kept it all these years and even replaced it when my college copy wore out.
| 2:26 am on Nov 25, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I just bought "The Chicago Manual of Style" about a
week ago and have been thoroughly impressed with it.
I had 3 question and it was simple enough to find
the answers. Well organized with good examples. On
the negative side, it is a bit pricey, about $50
| 1:47 pm on Nov 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
*** "The Elements of Style" by Strunk and White
*** The Chicago Manual of Style
I think those two pretty much nail it for a US audience.
There are several other less well known ".... Manual of Style" titles for other audiences.
I forget the name of the one that Oxford? or Cambridge? Press did a while ago.
| 8:17 pm on Nov 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
The Oxford Dictionaries online offering - Ask Oxford [askoxford.com] - can be a useful resource for those seeking clarity in issues relating to grammar.
Not only that, but like all good reference materials, it's a jolly good read in its own right.
| 6:50 am on Dec 2, 2008 (gmt 0)|
The Chicago Manual online.
Garner's Modern American Usage.
Microsoft Manual of Style.
Writing Good Sentences by Claude W. Faulkner.