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.

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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.

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Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199666317

Category: Electronic book

Page: 645

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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.

Fowler s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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?

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Author: Jeremy Butterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191064944

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 928

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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.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Celebrating its 75th year, 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.

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Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198605064

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 742

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Celebrating its 75th year, 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. It includes advice on using: that, which or who; working and stylish words; worn-out humour; hybrids and malformations. Witty and practical, it remains an invaluable source ofuseful guidance on the correct use of English.

Pocket Fowler s Modern English Usage

This invaluable reference work offers the best advice on English usage, drawing on the unrivalled resources of Oxford's English Dictionaries programme and language monitoring.

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Author: Robert Allen

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 Concise Oxford Dictionary

Facsimile reprint of the 1911 First edition.

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Author: H. W. Fowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199696123

Category: Reference

Page: 1072

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Facsimile reprint of the 1911 First edition.

Pocket Fowler s Modern English Usage

This invaluable reference offers the best advice on English grammar based on Fowler's original, updated with 4,200 entries and recommendations on grammar, pronunciation, spelling and writing style.

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Author: R. E. Allen

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 0198604122

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

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This invaluable reference offers the best advice on English grammar based on Fowler's original, updated with 4,200 entries and recommendations on grammar, pronunciation, spelling and writing style.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English

This new edition of Oxford's flagship single-volume dictionary brings you the results of the latest research into the real English of today.

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Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198613202

Category: English language

Page: 1673

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This new edition of Oxford's flagship single-volume dictionary brings you the results of the latest research into the real English of today. Oxford is lead partner in the British National Corpus, a massive and constantly expanding hundred-million-word database which allows dictionary editors to sample today's language - newspapers, magazines, books, advertisements, even transcripts of spoken English. With thousands of occurences ofeach common word available for instant analysis, lexicographers are able to track the latest trends in, for instance, spelling and hyphenation or disputed usages, with greater accuracy than ever before. This rolling, constantly updated `opinion poll of language' combined with Oxford's unparalleledworld reading programme (we spend more on language research than any other dictionary publisher in the world), ensures that COD9 is the up-to-date reference for today's English. Bigger and better than ever before, its new features include: * The most up-to-date spellings, with improved coverage of meaning and usage based on a computerized `snapshot' of today's language * 25% more content than the previous edition * New words, including such items as holiday village, nip and tuck, central locking, ragga, house-sit, Balti, pesto, Cajun, road-pricing, Feyman diagram, supermodel, and slaphead * New, more up-to-date pronunciation system, representing today's received pronunciation * Over 300 new boxed usage notes with guidance on good English * New, clearer etymologies * easier to use with more compounds as main entries

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.

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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

Pocket Fowler s Modern English Usage

... references are used: COD Fowler (1926) Fowlers (1906) Gowers (1965) OEC
OED OEDZ S OED Concise Oxford Dictionary, usually the eleventh edition (2006
) H.W. Fowler, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926) H.W. and PG.

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Garner s Modern English Usage

Burchfield, Robert W. e New Fowler's Modern English Usage. Oxford: Oxford
Univ. Press, 1996. Copperud, Roy H. American Usage & Style: e Consensus.
N.Y.: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980. Evans, Bergen; and Cornelia Evans. A
Dictionary ...

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Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190491482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1056

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Bryan Garner is the most trusted living usage expert of our day, and Garner's Modern English Usage is the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. With well over 6,000 entries on English grammar, syntax, word choice, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and style, thisbook is adored by professional writers and general readers alike. In this major update to a timeless classic, Bryan Garner has dramatically expanded coverage of international English usage, making the volume for the first time a guide not only to American English usage, but to English usage aroundthe globe.Interest in the English language is greater than ever; English is the lingua franca not only of higher education and academia, but of science, business, computing, aviation, and even - arguably - entertainment. An awareness of global English matters today as never before. To ensure that BryanGarner's clear, unambiguous advice resonates with English-speakers worldwide, more than 2,000 entries have been revised to account for the nuances of English not only in the United States, but in Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa.Not everything has changed: readers will still find the popular "Garner's Language-Change Index" which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from non-acceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistentstandard throughout. Bryan Garner's tools for scientific accuracy are, however, fully updated: this fourth edition benefits from usage data generated by Google Ngrams, which charts frequencies of any word or short sentence in sources printed after 1800.With thousands of concise entries, longer essays on problematic areas such as subject-verb agreement and danglers, and meticulous citations of the New York Times, Newsweek, and other leading journalistic sources, this fourth edition of Garner's Modern English Usage provides priceless referenceinformation to anyone hoping to improve as a writer - worldwide.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1926). Some
Comparative Values (Oxford: Blackwell, 1929). Rhymes of Darby to Joan (
London: Dent, 1931). Collaboration with Francis George Fowler The Works of
Lucian, ...

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Author: H. W. Fowler

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191615115

Category: Reference

Page: 832

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'What grammarians say should be has perhaps less influence on what shall be than even the more modest of them realize ...' 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 became the standard work of reference for the correct use of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humour, Fowler has stood the test of time and is still considered the best arbiter of good practice. In this new edition of the original Dictionary, David Crystal goes beyond the popular mythology surrounding Fowler's reputation to retrace his method and arrive at a fresh evaluation of his place in the history of linguistic thought. With a wealth of entertaining examples he looks at Fowler's stated principles and the tensions between his prescriptive and descriptive temperaments. He shows that the Dictionary does a great more than make normative recommendations and express private opinion. In addition he offers a modern perspective on some 300 entries, in which he shows how English has changed since the 1920s. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

( confer ) compare with COD = The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English
( 8th ed . ... literally MAU = Wilson Follett , Modern American Usage ( 1966 ) ME =
Middle English MEU1 = H . W . Fowler , A Dictionary of Modern English Usage ...

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Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0195135083

Category: Americanisms

Page: 360

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Covers basic grammar, punctuation, spelling, and idiomatic phrases of American English.

Garner s Modern American Usage

A Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage. N.Y.: Random House, 1957.
Follett, Wilson. Modern American Usage. N.Y.: Hill & Wang, 1966. Fowler, H.W. A
Dictionary ofModern English Usage. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1926. 2d ed.

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Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199874620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1008

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Since first appearing in 1998, Garner's Modern American Usage has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on troublesome words and phrases, GMAU authoritatively shows how to avoid the countless pitfalls that await unwary writers and speakers whether the issues relate to grammar, punctuation, word choice, or pronunciation. An exciting new feature of this third edition is Garner's Language-Change Index, which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from nonacceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistent standard throughout. GMAU is the first usage guide ever to incorporate such a language-change index. The judgments are based both on Garner's own original research in linguistic corpora and on his analysis of hundreds of earlier studies. Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved. Bryan A. Garner is a writer, grammarian, lexicographer, teacher, and lawyer. He has written professionally about English usage for more than 28 years, and his work has achieved widespread renown. David Foster Wallace proclaimed that Bryan Garner is a genius and William Safire called the book excellent. In fact, due to the strength of his work on GMAU, Garner was the grammarian asked to write the grammar-and-usage chapter for the venerable Chicago Manual of Style. His advice on language matters is second to none.

The Warden of English

This is the first full biography of a man whose Modern English Usage has become a classic text known simply as 'Fowler'.

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Author: Jenny McMorris

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198605250

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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'[a] story so poignant, impossible to forget, and exceedingly well told' Simon Winchester, author of The Surgeon of Crowthorne, in his Foreword Henry Watson Fowler was born in Tonbridge, Kent, in 1858. This is the first full biography of a man whose Modern English Usage has become a classic text known simply as 'Fowler'. It is based on meticulous research from previously unpublished papers, letters, and material from the Oxford University Press archives, and tells the story of his work on The King's English and the Concise and Pocket Oxford Dictionaries, as well as on Modern English Usage, and of his collaboration on some of these projects with his brother Frank. Against the descriptions of Fowler's work is set the story of a man whose career began as a schoolmaster, but who moved to London to begin a new life as a writer. Jenny McMorris chronicles the life of a fascinating and colourful figure who, amongst other things, found love and married at the age of 50, anddespite his advancing years enlisted during World War I. Written to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the publication of Fowler's Modern English Usage, this fascinating account of one of the most influential figures in the history of the development of the English language gives an insight into the man behind the scholar.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

A dictionary of modern English usage . Oxford 1926 , 1965 ( rev E . Gowers ) ,
New York 1965 . - Find it in Fowler : an alphabetical index to the rev edn of
Modern English usage , by J . A . Greenwood , Princeton NJ 1969 . Some
comparative ...

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Author: George Watson

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

The Language Wars

Fowler. and. Modern. English. Usage. The recovery of Victorian values, such as
thrift and self-reliance, has repeatedly ... English sold quite briskly, and the
brothers together produced The Concise Oxford English Dictionary, the
reputation of ...

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Author: Henry Hitchings

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848545106

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been acrimonious, and those involved have always really been contesting values - to do with morality, politics and class. THE LANGUAGE WARS examines the present state of the conflict, its history and its future. Above all, it uses the past as a way of illuminating the present. Moving chronologically, the book explores the most persistent issues to do with English and unpacks the history of 'proper' usage. Where did these ideas spring from? Which of today's bugbears and annoyances are actually venerable? Who has been on the front line in the language wars? THE LANGUAGE WARS examines grammar rules, regional accents, swearing, spelling, dictionaries, political correctness, and the role of electronic media in reshaping language. It also takes a look at such niggling concerns as the split infinitive, elocution and text messaging. Peopled with intriguing characters such as Jonathan Swift, H. W. Fowler and George Orwell as well as the more disparate figures of Lewis Carroll, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lenny Bruce, THE LANGUAGE WARS is an essential volume for anyone interested in the state of the English language today or intrigued about its future.

The National Union Catalog Pre 1956 Imprints

Fowler , Henry Watson , 1858-1933 . The concise Oxford dictionary of current
English , adapted by H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler ... from the Oxford dictionary .
8d impression , for use in schools and colleges . Ox ford , The Clarendon Press ...

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Author: Library of Congress

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ISBN: UOM:39015081704564

Category: Catalogs, Union

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Introducing Grammar Guides One Word at a Time

Right , Wrong , and Risky : A Dictionary of Today's American English Usage .
New York : W. W. Norton : 2006 . Fowler , H. W. Fowler's Modern English Usage .
Rev 3rd ed . by R. W. Burchfield . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2004 .
Merriam ...

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Publisher: Introducing Grammar Guides

ISBN: 0979094003

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