A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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Oxford University Press, 1965 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 725 pages
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A revised edition of the 1926 lexicon which was published as a guide to clear thinking and precise English usage

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User Review  - AlexBrightsmith - LibraryThing

I love this book whole-heartedly. I won't pretend that with this one work you can leap from ignorance to expert knowledge, but if you already have a fair grasp of good usage, and are willing to have ... Read full review

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User Review  - RicDay - LibraryThing

A wonderfully eccentric exploration of the language and its usage, this book has been my constant companion for more than 40 years and I have never quite accepted many of the changes in the newer revision. Read full review

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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.

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