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English language -- Rhetoric

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View Resource The Elements of Style

William Strunk's timeless guide to using the English language has been electronically published by the Bartelby Project. Strunk's work includes sections on Elementary Rules of Usage, Elementary Rules of Composition, A Few Matters of Form, Words and Expressions Commonly Misused, and Words Commonly Misspelled. Although written with educators and students in mind, this guide will benefit anyone who...
View Resource World Wide Words: Exploring the English Language

Created by Michael Quinion, a freelance wordsmith and researcher into new words for Oxford Dictionaries, this site focuses on the history of the English language and the development of new words. Each week, users will find definitions and histories of words and phrases both old and new. This week's offerings include "upskilling," "abracadabra," "wormwood," and "wassail." In addition, the site...
View Resource The Chicago Manual of Style FAQ

Wondering where to break a URL at the end of line, whether the ban on splitting infinitives still stands, or how many spaces to put after a period? The answers are here. While certainly not a comprehensive guide and not organized in a particularly helpful way, The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) FAQ nonetheless answers some of the questions that commonly vex writers and editors. What's more, the...