Writing Guides

General References
Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder

Newly expanded and thoroughly revised edition especially designed to improve language skills!

Usage and Style References
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage

A critically acclaimed guide to English usage.

Merriam-Webster's Pocket Guide to English Usage

Quick answers to common usage problems.

Merriam-Webster's Concise Dictionary of English Usage

A handy guide to problems of confused or disputed usage.

Merriam-Webster's Guide to Punctuation and Style, Second Edition

Quick answers to questions about punctuation, capitalization, plurals, and quotations.

Rhyming References
Merriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (Trade paperback)

New edition! The tool of first resort for a new generation of poets and lyricists.

Merriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (Mass-market paperback)

Convenient listing of words arranged alphabetically by rhyming sounds.

Webster's Compact Rhyming Dictionary

Fresh, creative expressions for the poet and language lover.

Merriam-Webster's Pocket Rhyming Dictionary

An A-Z guide to finding rhymes.

How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
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