The King's English

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The Clarendon Press, 1931 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 383 pages
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This classic reference work has given generations of students, scholars, and professional writers the answers to problems of grammar and style. Written with the good sense and liveliness that is characteristic of the Fowlers, it "illustrates by living examples, with the name of a reputable authority attached to each, all blunders that observation shows to be common."

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About the Editor:
Robert Burchfield was the Chief Editor of the OED from 1971-84. He was a Senior Research Fellow of St Peter's College Oxford from 1979-90 and is now an Emeritus Fellow of the College. His distinguished lexicographical career has included a number of key publications: The Oxford Dictionary of
English Etymology, 1966 (with C. T. Onions and G. W. S Friedrichsen), A Supplement to the OED, 1972-86 (with D. Donoghue and A. Timothy), The English Language, 1985, and The New Zealand Pocket Oxford Dictionary, 1986.