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A dictionary of modern English usage

Author: H W Fowler; Ernest Gowers, Sir
Publisher: Oxford, Eng. : Clarendon Press, 1982, ©1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., rev. by Sir Ernest GowersView all editions and formats
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"In essentials, Fowler's Modern English Usage can never be out of date, for his primary concern was to teach clear thinking and the orderly use of precise words, and to castigate whatever is slovenly, pretentious, or pedantic. But the conventions of grammar and vocabulary that he called 'usage' never stand still, and it is now thirty-nine years since he wrote. Constructions condemned as offensive or improper have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fowler, H.W. (Henry Watson), 1858-1933.
Dictionary of modern English usage.
Oxford, Eng. : Clarendon Press, 1982, ©1968
(OCoLC)761052391
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H W Fowler; Ernest Gowers, Sir
ISBN: 0198691157 9780198691150
OCLC Number: 11022574
Description: x, 725 pages ; 19 cm
Other Titles: Modern English usage
Responsibility: by H.W. Fowler.

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"In essentials, Fowler's Modern English Usage can never be out of date, for his primary concern was to teach clear thinking and the orderly use of precise words, and to castigate whatever is slovenly, pretentious, or pedantic. But the conventions of grammar and vocabulary that he called 'usage' never stand still, and it is now thirty-nine years since he wrote. Constructions condemned as offensive or improper have forced their way into idiom; 'slipshod extensions' have won a respected place in our vocabulary; 'vogue words' have fallen out of fashion and others have taken their places; 'popularized technicalities' have proliferated."

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