A few minor changes throughout the guide, mostly cosmetic. I
haven't been able to give it the attention I'd like lately. Such
9 January 2008:
A much-revised, much-expanded version of this guide is now
available from Focus Publishing. You can order The English
Language: A User's Guide from Amazon.com
and plenty of other outlets. This on-line version will remain
available, but for the fullest discussions — including
about 50 percent more text, and hundreds of examples of good and
bad usage — you should look at the book. It's an
inexpensive paperback (just $13 for 256 pages), so it shouldn't
break the bank.
I'm beginning a big series of revisions to the whole guide,
working my way toward publication with Focus Press this spring.
I'm not going to identify every little change here, since many of
them are small, and I'm going to treat them all as happening on
the same date, even though they're spread out over a few weeks. I
will, however, note some new entries as they happen.
The first update in a scrillion years. I've changed the
physical appearance, in the hopes of making the guide easier to
read, and tinkered with a few entries. One of these days I'll
make some big additions.
Some general tidying up in the whole guide. I've revised the
navigational links at the top of each page to make them easier to
use, added some simple navigation at the bottom of each page, and
provided an updated list of mirror sites. Nothing substantive,
9 April 2001:
New entry: Voice, with appropriate
I'm beginning to add cross-references to my new guide, “Getting an A on an English Paper.” Since
they'll appear throughout this guide and will be evolving for at
least the next few months, I won't note each change.