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These popular and reliable resources from Oxford provide expert recommendations on grammar, spelling, and usage; essential guides to the written word; and specialist dictionaries for writers, editors, proofreaders, and other professionals.

Reliable style advice for anyone anywhere writing for print or online publication.
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  • A dedicated chapter on the differences between US English and UK English
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Answers your most frequently asked questions about language use.
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  • Thousands of terms featuring expert advice that you can trust
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The definitive guide to modern legal vocabulary, style, and usage.
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Clear guidance on topics and words that commonly cause difficulties.
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