The Cambridge Guide to English Usage
The Cambridge Guide to English Usage
 is an A–Z reference book, giving anup-to-date account of the debatable issues of English usage and written style. Itsadvice draws a wealth of recent research and data from very large corpora of American and British English – illuminating their many divergences and alsopoints of convergence on which international English can be based. The bookcomprises more than 4000 points of word meaning, spelling, grammar,punctuation and larger issues of inclusive language, and effective writing andargument. It also provides guidance on grammatical terminology, and coverstopics in electronic communication and the internet. The discussion notes themajor dictionaries, grammars and usage books in the US, UK, Canada andAustralia, allowing readers to calibrate their own practices as required.
 CGEU 
is descriptive rather than prescriptive, but offers a principled basis forimplementing progressive or more conservative decisions on usage.
 
Consultants
JOHN ALGEO
 UniversityofGeorgia
JOHN AYTO
 UniversityofSurrey
DAVID CRYSTAL
 UniversityofWales,Bangor
SIDNEY LANDAU
 FellowoftheDictionarySocietyofNorthAmerica
KATIE WALES
 UniversityofLeeds
 
The Cambridge Guide to
EnglishUsage
PAM PETERS
 Macquarie University
 
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