English language grammar style and usage
Books by Kate DiCamillo (Author of Because of Winn-Dixie)
English grammar guide
Do you have a question about the correct usage of the semicolon or how to place adverbs in a sentence? If so, you've come to the right place. These pages are a complete English grammar guide filled with the rules of English usage. Each grammatical rule is explained in plain English with several examples, and when needed, counter-examples. The grammatical rules covered by this guide are categorized below.
The style Bible for trade especially academic books and some magazines, and many professional copyeditors use the online edition. It's a style "guide," not a rule book, and the rules may be relaxed in particular for editing fiction and books containing dialogue, in which what you want to do is convey a speaker's style, not correctness. The spiral-bound edition holds up better than the paperback. Each revision brings surprises. For example, the version addresses language about gender and about addition, advising to "avoid words like abuse, problem, addict and abuser in most uses. The blog AP vs. Chicago compares Associated Press style and Chicago style.