Recommended for all writers in English.

These are general reference works in English. Some of the books are rather expensive. Ideally, many of these should be available online or on CDs, etc. But for the time being...
[I am not a native speaker of English, nor do I claim to be a wordsmith in any language. The list deserves input from better writers and students than yours truly.]
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