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Preface to the Second Edition
From the Preface to the First Edition
able action adjective adverb alternative American applied associated avoid become better British called cause clause comes common construction contexts continued corresponding dates denote derived developed distinct effect element English especially example expression ﬁrst ﬁrst recorded ﬁrst syllable followed Fowler French give given historical important inﬂected forms initial kind language largely Latin less living look mark meaning natural normally Note noun object occasionally occurs older origin participle past person phrase physical plural form political position practice preposition present printed pronounced pronunciation question recent reference regarded second syllable sense sentence singular someone sometimes sound speech spelling spelt standard stress syllable technical tense term thing tion tive usage usually verb whereas word writing written