A dictionary of modern English usage

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Oxford University Press, May 12, 1983 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 725 pages
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Offers guidance on English grammar and discusses the meanings, proper use, and pronunciation of a wide range of words

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Contents

Section 1
234
Section 2
258
Section 3
320
Section 4
347
Section 5
378
Section 6
494
Section 7
722
Section 8
727
Section 9
728
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About the author (1983)

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.