Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage
Objective and comprehensive, Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage is a readable and entertaining guide to the complext history of some of the thorniest usage issues in the English language. The scholarship and authority of this indispensale work have earned it universal critical acclaim.
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Review: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English UsageUser Review - Robert - Goodreads
Overall the best (most thorough) usage guide available. MWDEU is not so much a quick reference but rather a guide for self-study and settling those seemingly intractable issues of English usage. Read full review
Review: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English UsageUser Review - Warwick - Goodreads
The sine qua non of English usage reference. There is an exemplary reliance on evidence (with plenty of supporting quotations), rather than the usual intellectually trivial acceptance of received rules. Read full review