Online usage guides

by Mark Israel
     [This is a fast-access FAQ excerpt.]
Jack Lynch ([...]) has a style guide that he
originally wrote for business writers and modified for an English
Literature course that he teaches at the University of Pennsylvania:
     [The new e-mail address is here.
     The new URL is <>.
     At his new Web site he describes his present situation as 
     follows:  Assistant Professor in the English department of
     the Newark campus of Rutgers University, specializing in
     English literature, especially of the eighteenth century.]
Some topics that some people expect to be covered in this FAQ file,
such as "affect" vs "effect", "compose" vs "comprise", and "i.e." vs
"e.g.", actually belong in a list of things that writers need to be
cautioned about; you'll find them in Jack's guide.
   A more comprehensive, but more simple-minded, guide, by the
English Department of the University of Victoria, Canada, is at: [...]
     [The URL that is given returned "failed to locate the server".
     The following URL apparently reaches the intended guide:
   Bill Walsh, copy desk chief of the Washington Times, has a
"Curmudgeon's Stylebook" at <>.
   Project Bartleby at Columbia has an incomplete copy of the 1918
edition of Strunk's book The Elements of Style (before White got
to it), with some simple hypertext markup: [...].
It also has the second edition of <I>The King's English</I> by H. W.
Fowler and F. G. Fowler (1907): [...].
     [The direct URL for Project Bartleby is now
     The Elements of Style is at <>, and 
     The King's English is at <>.]
   There is an "anti-grammar" at: []
     [A relatively new and quite impressive usage guide is the The American 
     HeritageŽ Book of English Usage, "A Practical and Authoritative Guide 
     to Contemporary English.   With a detailed look at grammar, style, 
     diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms, 
     this valuable reference work is ideal for students, writers, 
     academicians and anybody concerned about proper writing style."  It's
     free online at <>.]