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    Best Grammar and Punctuation Manual(s)

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by dillseed, May 5, 2014.

    In your opinion, what is / which are the best grammar and punctuation manual(s)?

    Thank you.
     
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    Fowler's book (The King's English) is old but still worth having IMO. You can find it for free online.

    I recently heard very good things about Carter and McCarthy's Cambridge Grammar of English. They include material based on how it's used by people in the real world and cover any nuances one might come across.
     
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    Thank you so much, thirdwind.
     
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