A Dictionary Of Modern English Usage (Oxford Language Classics Series)

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A Dictionary Of Modern English Usage (Oxford Language Classics Series)

A Dictionary Of Modern English Usage (Oxford Language Classics Series)

Over 75 years old, this classic text has become the standard work on the correct but natural use of English and has ensured that Fowler is a household name. Written in Fowler's inimitable style, it gives clear guidance on usage, word formation, inflexion, spelling, pronunciation, punctuation, and typography. 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. Witty and practical, and renowned for its authority,Fowler's Modern English Usage remains an invaluable guide to the English language. The first place to turn for sensible advice on the thorny issues of grammar, meaning, and pronunciation, "Fowler" is one of those rare reference books that can also be read simply for pleasure. This new edition includes an introduction by Simon Winchester, which gives the book a modern perspective and confirms its importance in literature.ReviewReview from previous edition 'Essentially for those who are not trying to consciously split infinitives. This book fulfils the same process as an old-fashioned educated aunt, at least in so far as ('the safest way of dealing with "in so far" is to keep clear of it') the English language isconcerned.' Frank Muir Good Book Guide`Let me beg readers as well as writers to keep the revised Fowler at their elbows. It brims with useful information.' Raymond Mortimer, Sunday TimesAbout the AuthorHenry Watson Fowler (1858-1933) was a translator, lexicographer, and grammarian. With his brother Frank (1870-1918) he compiled the first edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary (published 1911) and the Pocket Oxford Dictionary (published in 1924, after Franks' death). Frank helped to plan Modern English Usage with his brother but he died before it was published and it was executed by Henry alone. The name Fowler has become synonymous with reliable and accurate reference on all aspects of written English.

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AuthorFowler, Henry
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication Year2003-04-03

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