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The new Fowler's modern English usage

Author: H W Fowler; R W Burchfield
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd ed. / edited by R.W. BurchfieldView all editions and formats
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First published in 1926, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage is one of the most celebrated reference books of the twentieth century. Commonly known as 'Fowler, ' after its inimitable author, H.W. Fowler, it has sold more than a million copies and maintained a devoted following over seven decades, in large part because of its charming blend of information and good humor, delivered in the voice of a genial if  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionary
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Fowler, H.W. (Henry Watson), 1858-1933.
New Fowler's modern English usage.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605332689
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H W Fowler; R W Burchfield
ISBN: 0198691262 9780198691266
OCLC Number: 36063311
Description: xxiii, 864 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: This new standard language reference provides: comprehensive advice on correct English, practical help with grammar, syntax, style and choice of words; clear guidance on usage points, with many new insights into how English is used today; broad coverage of British and American English, together with aspects of the English of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa; usage points are illustrated using examples from an international selection of newspspers, jounals and periodicals; all main points of grammar are discussed under their traditional names, treatment of the issues of political correctness, the influence of feminism on English, split infinitives, unattached participles and other ways of English usage. Abbreviations and symbols.
Other Titles: Modern English usage
Responsibility: first edited by H.W. Fowler.
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First published in 1926, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage is one of the most celebrated reference books of the twentieth century. Commonly known as 'Fowler, ' after its inimitable author, H.W. Fowler, it has sold more than a million copies and maintained a devoted following over seven decades, in large part because of its charming blend of information and good humor, delivered in the voice of a genial if somewhat idiosyncratic schoolmaster. Now this classic is available in a new edition - the first major revision since Fowler's original. Rewritten, updated, and expanded to take into account the vast linguistic changes of the past three-quarters of a century, here are thousands of alphabetically arranged entries, offering advice and background information on all aspects of the English language, from grammar to spelling to literary style.

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