Books from 2020

20 books in the archive

July 24, 2020

Murder Your Darlings

From one of America's most influential teachers, a collection of the best writing advice distilled from fifty language books - from Aristotle to Strunk & White.

July 10, 2020

Grammarlocks and the Three Theiyr'res: A Gram'mar Mountain Twisted Tale

​This twist on a classic fairy tale is meant to help kids learn the basics of grammar.

June 26, 2020

Good Grammar is the Life of the Party

Grammar aficionados and beginners alike will love this fresh, friendly approach to tackling American English grammar and punctuation rules.

June 12, 2020

Oxford Guide to Plain English, Fifth Edition

The newest edition of this reference guide has been updated and reorganized for easier navigation.

May 22, 2020

The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight Over the English Language

After the Revolutionary War came another conflict in the United States — a battle over whether and how much American English should differ from British English.

May 8, 2020

The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting

Did you know that English once had a verb meaning "to pretend to work while actually doing nothing"? And one meaning "to put off until the day after tomorrow"?

April 10, 2020

That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means: The 150 Most Commonly Misused Words and Their Tangled Histories

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

March 13, 2020

Essential Grammar for Business

The foundation of good writing

February 14, 2020

English at Work

Find and fix your mistakes in business English.

January 10, 2020

Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark

In Semicolon, Cecelia Watson charts the rise and fall of this infamous punctuation mark, which for years was the trendiest one in the world of letters.