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The Concise Usage and Abusage: A Modern Guide to Good English
No preview available - 1969
adjective adverb ambiguity American English American usage applied archaic archaism avoided better C. T. Onions catachrestic clause colloquial comma common Comparatives confused connotes context correct dialect Dictionary distinction Dr Onions E. R. Punshon error especially example expression false formal former Fowler French fused participle G. K. Chesterton genitive gerund Grammar H. W. Fowler hence hyphen I. A. Richards idea idiom idiomatic illiterate implies incorrect inferior infinitive kind language Latin latter less literal literary logical means ment modern nature never noun nuances object obsolescent occasionally misused one's oneself past participle person phrase plural poetic possessive precisely preferable preposition Prepositions wrongly preterite pronoun prose punctuation rare relative clause sense sentence short singular slang speak speech spelling Standard English style subjunctive synonym tautological tense term thing tion tive usual verb vogue word Webster's Weseen whereas writing wrong