Fowler s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

A comprehensive guide to the English language provides detailed and expert information on grammar, style, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation with clear explanations and example sentences.

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199661350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Why literally shouldn't be taken literally. Why Americans think home in on something is a mistake and Brits think hone in is. Is it OK to spell OK okay? What's wrong with hence why? Was Alanis Morrisette ever ironic? Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage is the world-famous guide to English usage, loved and used by writers, editors, and anyone who values correct English since it first appeared in 1926. Fowler's gives comprehensive and practical advice on complex points of grammar, syntax, punctuation, style, and word choice. Now enlarged and completely revised to reflect English usage in the 21st century, it provides a crystal-clear, authoritative picture of the English we use, while illuminating scores of usage questions old and new. International in scope, it gives in-depth coverage of both British and American English usage issues, with reference also to the English of Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and South Africa. The thousands of authentic examples in the book vividly demonstrate how modern writers tackls debated usage issues. They come on the one hand from established literary figures such as Chinua Achebe, Peter Ackroyd, Raymond Carver, Iris Murdoch, Harold Pinter, and Vikram Seth. On the other, they are drawn from a vast range of newspapers, journals, books, broadcast material, websites, and other digital sources from across the globe, and include references to topical personalities such as Stephen Fry, Prince Harry, Jeremy Paxman, and Wayne Rooney. Based on the evidence and research of the Oxford Dictionaries Programme, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to usage available.

Fowler s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Jeremy Butterfield has judiciously revised the text to reflect the English usage practices and concerns of the 21st century.

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Oxford Quick Reference

ISBN: 9780199666317

Category: English language

Page: 657

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Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage is an invaluable quick-reference work, providing clear, practical and up-to-date guidance on questions of grammar, spelling, style, and word choice. Jeremy Butterfield has judiciously revised the text to reflect the English usage practices and concerns of the 21st century.

Pocket Fowler s Modern English Usage

Updated with the use of the Oxford English Corpus, this edition contains over 4,000 entries that answer the most frequently asked questions about language and language use.

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: IND:30000122860103

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 663

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Updated with the use of the Oxford English Corpus, this edition contains over 4,000 entries that answer the most frequently asked questions about language and language use.

The New Fowler s Modern English Usage

Renowned for its authority and wit, this is the standard work on the correct but natural use of English. Completely revised and expanded, it provides guidance on grammar, syntax and style.

Author: R. W. Burchfield

Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press

ISBN: UOM:49015003012250

Category: English language

Page: 864

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Renowned for its authority and wit, this is the standard work on the correct but natural use of English. Completely revised and expanded, it provides guidance on grammar, syntax and style.

Pocket Fowler s Modern English Usage

This invaluable reference work offers the best and most sought-after advice on English grammar based on Henry Fowler's original, which is still a classic text after nearly 80 years.

Author: R. E. Allen

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 0198609477

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

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This invaluable reference work offers the best and most sought-after advice on English grammar based on Henry Fowler's original, which is still a classic text after nearly 80 years. Updated with the use of Oxford's unique language databases, it comprises over 4,200 entries giving clear recommendations on grammar, pronunciation, spelling, confusable words, and writing style. DT Advice on how to avoid common pitfalls in English usage, such as the split infinitive, infer or imply, who or whom DT Broad coverage of British and American English, including examples from all over the English-speaking world DT Wide-ranging illustrative quotations from well-known authors, such as Julian Barnes and A. S. Byatt, and international newspapers and journals

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Henry Watson Fowler initially aimed his Dictionary of Modern English Usage, as he wrote to his publishers in 1911, at "the half-educated Englishman of literary proclivities who wants to know Can I say so-&-so?

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1853263184

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 742

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guide to precise phrases, grammar, and pronunciation can be key; it can even be admired. But beloved? Yet from its first appearance in 1926, Fowler's was just that. Henry Watson Fowler initially aimed his Dictionary of Modern English Usage, as he wrote to his publishers in 1911, at "the half-educated Englishman of literary proclivities who wants to know Can I say so-&-so?" He was of course obsessed with, in Swift's phrase, "proper words in their proper places." But having been a schoolmaster, Fowler knew that liberal doses of style, wit, and caprice would keep his manual off the shelf and in writers' hands. He also felt that description must accompany prescription, and that advocating pedantic "superstitions" and "fetishes" would be to no one's advantage. Adepts will have their favorite inconsequential entries--from burgle to brood, truffle to turgid. Would that we could quote them all, but we can't resist a couple.

Pocket Fowler s Modern English Usage

Fowler, The King's English (1906; a second edition was published in 1907 and a third in 1931) Sir Ernest Gowers, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (second edition, 1965) Oxford English Corpus Oxford English Dictionary Oxford English ...

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Fowler s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

(ii) When it distinguishes the root from another word e.g. dye !dyeing versus die! dying. ... (d) Fowler's Modern English Usage, 1926: 'it follows that our mutual friend Jones (meaning Jones who is your friend as well as mine), ...

Author: Jeremy Butterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191064944

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Why literally shouldn't be taken literally. Why Americans think home in on something is a mistake and Brits think hone in is. Is it OK to spell OK okay? What's wrong with hence why? Was Alanis Morrisette ever ironic? Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage is the world-famous guide to English usage, loved and used by writers, editors, and anyone who values correct English since it first appeared in 1926. Fowler's gives comprehensive and practical advice on complex points of grammar, syntax, punctuation, style, and word choice. Now enlarged and completely revised to reflect English usage in the 21st century, it provides a crystal-clear, authoritative picture of the English we use, while illuminating scores of usage questions old and new. International in scope, it gives in-depth coverage of both British and American English usage issues, with reference also to the English of Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and South Africa. The thousands of authentic examples in the book vividly demonstra