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By H. W. Fowler

ISBN-10: 0198691157

ISBN-13: 9780198691150

Over seventy five years outdated, this vintage textual content has develop into the traditional paintings at the right yet normal use of English and has ensured that Fowler is a loved ones identify. Written in Fowler's inimitable sort, it provides transparent suggestions on utilization, observe formation, inflexion, spelling, pronunciation, punctuation, and typography. Rewritten, up-to-date, and extended take into consideration the colossal linguistic adjustments of the earlier three-quarters of a century, listed below are hundreds of thousands of alphabetically-arranged entries, providing suggestion and heritage details on all points of the English language, from grammar to spelling to literary type. Witty and useful, and well known for its authority, Fowler's sleek English utilization continues to be a useful consultant to the English language. the 1st position to show for brilliant suggestion at the thorny problems with grammar, that means, and pronunciation, "Fowler" is a type of infrequent reference books that may even be learn easily for excitement. This new version contains an advent via Simon Winchester, which provides the ebook a contemporary standpoint and confirms its significance in literature.

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Gladstone, the allusion was received with loud cheers. / The lecturer then alluded at some length to the question of strikes. ; but this is an abuse rather than a misuse. ally, n. and v. These words and their inflected forms used all to be pronounced with the accent on the second syllable {alt, alï'z, altd). p. of the verb when used attributively {the allied forces). almanac. The only modern spelling, though the variant with k is maintained by Whitaker's Almanack. almoner. The OED prefers âl'môner to ahm-.

The shorter form is sometimes used for the verb. Some British writers wish to retain the others with reference to the process when brought about by natural as opposed to human agency; but it is doubtful whether the words are in common enough use for the differentiation to gain currency; and, failing differentiation, it is better that the by-forms should perish. accommodation has long been a FORMAL WORD for rooms in a hotel etc. It has recently been pressed into service to meet the inconvenience of our having no single word to cover house, flat, and lodgings, and is worked hard in that capacity by housing authorities.

The lecturer then alluded at some length to the question of strikes. ; but this is an abuse rather than a misuse. ally, n. and v. These words and their inflected forms used all to be pronounced with the accent on the second syllable {alt, alï'z, altd). p. of the verb when used attributively {the allied forces). almanac. The only modern spelling, though the variant with k is maintained by Whitaker's Almanack. almoner. The OED prefers âl'môner to ahm-. , ahm- is now commoner, perhaps by analogy with alms, and the COD puts it first.

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