Garner’s Modern American Usage

Definitive guide to current American English usage

With accessible, detailed, and up-to-date advice on thousands of language issues, Garner’s Modern American Usage is the leading authority on current American English usage, grammar, spelling, and style.

  • Clear guidance on grammar, syntax, and word choice
  • Help with punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and style
  • Thousands of terms featuring expert advice that you can trust
  • Example sentences from a wide range of sources to help illustrate explanations
This resource can help anyone, no matter how knowledgeable, gain deeper insights into the effective use of the English language. It can also be used to settle an astounding array of linguistic debates. Witty, accessible, and engaging, Garner’s work is an authoritative guide for writers, editors, and students, and a delightful diversion for language lovers.