Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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Oxford University Press, 2016 - English language - 645 pages
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Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage is an invaluable reference work that offers the best advice on English usage. Known in previous editions as the 'Pocket Fowler', this third edition is a descendant of the original 1926 edition of A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by HenryFowler.Based on the unrivalled evidence and research of the Oxford Dictionaries Programme, the new edition answers your most frequently asked questions about language use. Should you use a split infinitive, or a preposition at the end of a sentence? Is it infer or imply? Who or whom? What are the maindifferences between British and American English? Over 4,000 entries offer clear recommendations on issues of grammar, pronunciation, spelling, confusable words, and written style. Real examples are drawn from OUP's vast database of classic and contemporary literary sources, newspapers andmagazines, and the Internet.Jeremy Butterfield has judiciously revised the text to reflect the English usage practices and concerns of the 21st century. More than 200 new entries have been added, including increased coverage of recently emerged sensitive terms (e.g. disabled/handicapped). The existing entries have beenthoroughly revised to update any out-of-date language and to ensure that the entries reflect current usage. This dictionary is an indispensable companion for anyone who wants to use the English language effectively.
 

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Contents

Alpha A
1
Alpha B
74
Alpha C
100
Alpha D
159
Alpha E
199
Alpha F
245
Alpha G
287
Alpha H
310
Alpha O
446
Alpha P
462
Alpha Q
512
Alpha R
516
Alpha S
536
Alpha T
582
Alpha U
606
Alpha V
616

Alpha I
329
Alpha J
369
Alpha K
374
Alpha L
377
Alpha M
399
Alpha N
430
Alpha W
626
Alpha X
642
Alpha Y
643
Alpha Z
646
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Jeremy Butterfield is an OUP author, language expert, writer, and lexicographer. For many years he worked in senior editorial positions in Collins English and Bilingual Dictionaries. He is also the author of the popular book on the English language, Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare (2009), as well as the Oxford A-Z of English Usage (2013).

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