Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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Oxford University Press, 2016 - English language - 645 pages
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 Henry Fowler. Based on the unrivalled evidence and research of the Oxford Languages 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 main differences 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 and magazines, and the Internet. Jeremy Butterfield has judiciously revised the text to reflect the English usage practices and con
 

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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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