The King's English
The Clarendon Press, 1931 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 383 pages
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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