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What books about English grammar are the standard for linguists and what for non-linguists?

@alphabet's answer covers professional grammars. The problem with the other category ("people who are neither linguists nor linguistics students") is that there are no "standard" ...
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What books about English grammar are the standard for linguists and what for non-linguists?

For linguistics-oriented texts, most people here seem to be fans of Huddleston & Pullum (2002), McCawley (2nd ed., 1998), or Quirk et al. (1985). Expect a vigorous debate in the comments section ...
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What resources to use for understanding archaic English usage?

Dictionaries can get you pretty far if you know how to use them. With late Middle English and Early Modern English, most of the words are spelled the same except for the vowels, which may be different ...
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