Merriam–Webster's Dictionary of English Usage
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Merriam–Webster's Dictionary of English Usage is a usage dictionary published by Merriam-Webster, Inc., of Springfield, Massachusetts. It is currently available in a reprint edition (1994) ISBN 0-87779-132-5 or ISBN 978-0877791324. (The 1989 edition did not include Merriam– in the title. It was added as part of the rebranding campaign to empasize the differences between Merriam–Webster's dictionaries and dictionaries of other publishers using the generic trademark Webster's.)
It is critically acclaimed by linguist Geoffrey Pullum, who calls it "the best usage book I know of... utterly wonderful." It is known for its historical scholarship, analysis, use of examples, and descriptive approach. It has more than 2,300 entries, and includes more than 20,000 quotations from prominent writers.
A concise version is also available.
- A Dictionary of Modern English Usage
- The Cambridge Guide to English Usage
- Garner's Modern American Usage
- List of English words with disputed usage
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