Online usage guides(Recommended Books)
Jack Lynch (firstname.lastname@example.org) has a style guide that he originally wrote for business writers and modified for an English Literature course http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/. Some topics that some people expect to be covered in this FAQ file, such as "affect" vs "effect", "compose" vs "comprise", and "i.e." vs "e.g.", actually belong in a list of things that writers need to be cautioned about; you'll find them in Jack's guide. A more comprehensive, but more simple-minded, guide, by the English Department of the University of Victoria, Canada, is at: http://www.clearcf.uvic.ca/writersguide/Pages/MasterToc.html Bill Walsh, copy desk chief of the Washington Times, has a "Curmudgeon's Stylebook" at http://www.theslot.com/. Project Bartleby at Columbia has an incomplete copy of the 1918 edition of Strunk's book _The Elements of Style_ (before White got to it), with some simple hypertext markup: http://www.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/strunk/ It also has the second edition of The King's English by H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler (1907): http://www.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/fowler/. [The above two URLs will take you indirectly -- after a five-second wait -- to a menu of books that are available at Project Bartleby. The direct URL for Project Bartleby is now http://www.bartleby.com/index.html. _The Elements of Style_ is at http://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html http://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html, and _The King's English_ is at http://www.bartleby.com/116/index.html.]
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