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Acronym Finder
Searchable database of 80,000+ acronyms and meanings. Covers: common acronyms, computers, technology, government, telecommunications, and military acronyms.

Adding Value to your Links
A bulleted guide to using links effectively in hypertext writing.

American English
Canadian-American/British translation. Notes on American English, British English, and Canadian English, in spelling and word choice.

AmeriSpeak
"Expressions of our American ancestors." The colorful slang of Americans of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

APA Style
Official American Psychological Association site includes frequently asked questions, guidelines for electronic media citations and spelling and ordering information.

AskOxford.com
For questions on English grammar, spelling, and usage. Search a dictionary of words, names or quotations.

A.Word.ADay
The music and magic of words. This is the website for the mailing list A.Word.A.Day (AWAD), which sends a vocabulary word and its definition to the subscribers every day.

Bartleby.com: Strunk's Element of Style (1918)
For use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style.

Bartleby.com: The Columbia Guide to Standard American English
Kenneth G. Wilson's handbook includes descriptive and prescriptive examples with hyperlinked cross-references.

The Book of Cliches
A compilation of common phrases, euphemisms, and rationales for times of trouble. Organized by occasion.

CBC News: Words, Woe & Wonder
An in-depth look at the words we use from CBC News.

Cliche
List of 2000 English cliches with some statistical and literary notes on their use.

Cliche Finder
Special tool word-searches 3,300 cliches.

Cliche Site
Clichés, sayings or phrases listed with definitions and explanations. Clichés are organized by subject and alphabetically and you can use the search function.

Common Errors in English
Catalogue of writing or speaking mistakes and easily confusable words, with corrections.

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