In this classic reference book the Fowler brothers illustrate by example all the commonly-made blunders of English usage and guide the reader to improved expression and style. If Dickens had owned a copy of The King's English for example, he would not have written "your great ability and trustfulness;" he would have recognized the malapropism and realized that the context demanded trustworthiness.
Written with the good sense and liveliness that is characteristic of the Fowlers, this work has given generations of students, scholars, and professional writers the solutions to problems of grammar and style.
In print since its publication in 1906, this book is still an essential guide to written English and an ideal companion to Fowler's Modern English Usage.
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Henry Watson Fowler (1858-1933) and Frank (Francis) George Fowler (1870-1918) were translators, lexicographers, and grammarians. Together they compiled the first edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary (published 1911) and the Pocket Oxford Dictionary (published in 1924, after Franks' death). Henry Fowler is also the author of Modern English Usage (planned by the two brothers but executed by Henry alone), and the name Fowler has become synonymous with reliable and accurate reference on all aspects of written English.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The name Fowler has become synonymous with reliable and accurate reference on all aspects of written English. In this classic reference book, which has been in print since its publication in 1906, the Fowler brothers illustrate, through hundreds of examples, all of the blunders of English usage that are commonly made, and guide the reader to improved expression and style. The ideal companion to Fowler's Modern English Usage, this is the essential guide to written English. The authors illustrate proper grammar by quoting examples of commonly-made grammatical blunders taken from famous authors and newspapers--including Thackeray, Ruskin, De Quincey, The Times, and The Spectator. Witty and lively in tone, it covers a wide range of language issues, including malapropisms, Americanisms, slang, pet phrases, "the spot plague" (overuse of periods), and a whole chapter on "Airs and Graces." This edition contains a new Introduction by Matthew Parris, which gives a modern perspective on the book and confirms its importance in literature. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0198605072
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