The Gregg Reference Manual

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The Gregg Reference Manual: A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting: Tribute Edition
Author William Sabin
Country United States of America
Published McGraw-Hill / Irwin, Mar. 1, 2010 (11th ed.)
ISBN 978-0073397108
The Gregg Reference Manual
Author William Sabin
Country Canada
Published McGraw-Hill Ryerson Higher Education, Feb. 25, 2014 (9th ed.)
ISBN 978-0071051156

The Gregg Reference Manual: A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting is a guide to English grammar and style, written by William A. Sabin[1] and published by McGraw-Hill. The book is named after John Robert Gregg. The eleventh ("Tribute") edition was published in 2010. The ninth Canadian edition, entitled simply The Gregg Reference Manual with no subtitle, was published on February 25, 2014.

The book was first published in 1951 as the Reference Manual for Stenographers and Typists by Ruth E. Gavin of the Gregg Publishing Company.

The book is widely used in business and professional circles.[2][3] Neil Holdway, a news editor on the Chicago Daily Herald said the book "can answer the tough grammar questions, and it has provided me with authoritative yet readable explanations I can comfortably pass on to the newsroom when discussing our fair language."[4]


  1. ^ "About the Book and the Author". Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  2. ^ Sparks, Phillip S. (2004). Commonsense Grammar and Style: The Textbook. Westview Publishing Co., Inc. p. 184. ISBN 0-9748730-2-0. 
  3. ^ Sigismund Huff, Anne (1999). Writing for scholarly publication. SAGE. p. 185. ISBN 0-7619-1805-1. 
  4. ^ Holdway, Neil (2001). "Gregg Reference Manual". Copydesk. American Copy Editors Society. Archived from the original on August 29, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 

External links[edit]

"The Gregg Reference Manual". McGraw-Hill. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 

See also[edit]

Style guide