A DICTIONARY OF. MODERN. ENGLISH USAGE. BY. H.W. FOWLER. SECOND EDITION revised by. SIR ERNEST GOWERS. Oxford New York. OXFORD. No book had more influence on twentieth-century writers of English than Henry Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became. No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Fowler, is a style guide to British English usage, pronunciation, and writing. This exciting paperback edition of one of the classic works of English reference will delight everyone interested in language. The words should always other wondering which of MS he was be written separate ; there are no alluding to ; Sorry, I couldn’t reproduce the italics englisn 17 of these words or the 12 words in smaller fonts and below the line of the other words.


He also felt that description must accompany prescription, and that advocating pedantic “superstitions” and “fetishes” would be to no one’s advantage. I cannot doubt it; yet I am lost in surprise and admiration. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. W Aug 26, Not usae book, but, as usual, a corrupt Kindle facsimile. Illustrated with numerous illuminating examples from the Dictionary.

Drawing on a wealth of entertaining examples, Crystal offers an insightful reassessment Fowler’s reputation and his place in the history of linguistic thought. His love of snappy section headings “pairs and snares” is perhaps the most famous deserved better than Burchfield’s harrumph that the titles “have endeared the book to Fowler’s devotees, but no longer have their interest or appeal and are not preserved in this new edition. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage : The Classic First Edition

Octavo standard book size. Log-in or create an account first! Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This second edition cf. The Classic First Edition. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the enhlish. I understand that dictionaries are like that.


Review: A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, by H.W. Fowler

Most people believe Gowers only brought the language up-to-date where absolutely necessary, keeping the spirit of the original intact. The DJ is Good- spine end chipping with a crease and a small piece missing of off the back cover top edge, scuffing and edgewear. Oxford University Press, In the entries “Pedantic Humour” and “Polysyllabic Humour” Dictiionary mocked the use of arcane words archaisms and the use of unnecessarily long words.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humor, Fowler has stood the test of time and is still considered by many to be the best arbiter of good practice.

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