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The Philosophy of Punctuation
Paul Robinson's classic essay on periods, commas, semicolons, dashes.

Phrases Thesaurus
A generator of headlines and copy for journalists. Enter a word and the database is searched to provide a list of phrases related to that word.

Plain English Campaign
An independent group fighting for plain English in public communication. We oppose gobbledygook, jargon and legalese.

Plain Language Action Network
Promoting clearer communication between the public and government. This site has resources for writers to attain that goal.

Pseudo Dictionary
The dictionary for words that wouldn't make it into dictionaries.

A Research Guide for Students
How to write research papers, and do presentations. Virtual library of links arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification.

Rhetorical Figures
From alliteration to zeugma, and everything in between, all the figures of speech are here.

11 Rules of Writing
Concise guide to some of the most frequently violated rules of writing, punctuation, and grammar.

SecretariesUSA.com
Reference for the home and corporate office, including capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar, sentence structure, forms of address, abbreviations, letter styles, and business forms.

Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature
Bimonthly publication, SPELL/Binder, contains articles on grammar, usage, word origins, and other subjects of interest to language lovers.

SoYouWanna Avoid Common Writing Errors
We compiled a list of the most common writing errors people tend to make. This is not a primer on grammar or essay-writing. This is a checklist of things which you might well do and which you must stop doing.

The Sports Cliche List
A large, searchable collection of sports cliches, lingo, and jargon.

Suite 101: Communications Skills
Archive of articles covering writing and speaking skills, with emphasis on clear communication, basic design, communicating with international and multicultural audiences.

Suite101: English Grammar and Style
Archive of articles about English grammar and style.

That's Right Words
Articles about grammar information and hints. Australian site. Errs on the side of "correctness," not that of modern usage.

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