Here are our choices for the most comprehensive guides available on good grammar in the English language. All of these are online, available with the click of a mouse and, in some cases, a few dollars.

elementsofstyleElements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr. A classic collection of English language tools, including rules of usage, words and expressions commonly misused, and common misspellings. Free online.

Bartleby’s English Usage Collection. Quick access to some of the web’s best online resources for writers, including the Columbia Encyclopedia, American Heritage Dictionary, Roget’s Thesaurus, American Heritage Book of English Usage, Bartlett’s Famous Quotations, and many others. Free online.

Guide to Grammar and Style by  Jack Lynch. Revised in January of this year. Free online.

apstylebookThe Associated Press Stylebook. “The journalist’s ‘Bible.’ ” An excellent guide to grammar and style followed by writers for the Associated Press and others who strive to write well. Both printed and online versions involve a fee.

strunkChicago Manual of Style. This book is indispensable to the editors at Griffith Publishing. The new online version includes Q&A, sample letters and forms, and the ability to use the manual to develop your own style sheet. Free trial online version.

More later! Share your favorite guides to using the English language correctly and with style. Send email to Griffith Publishing at hodi@mindspring.com.

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