The King's English

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9780198691051: The King's English

This classic reference work has given generations of students, scholars, and professional writers the answers to problems of grammar and style. Written with the good sense and liveliness that is characteristic of the Fowlers, it "illustrates by living examples, with the name of a reputable authority attached to each, all blunders that observation shows to be common."

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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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`Review from previous edition deserves a garland . . . the most concise and exhaustive study of the English language'
Spectator

`such a pleasure to read and so straightforward in its explanations that one concedes all one's errors and aberrations with good grace'
Keith Waterhouse, Good Book Guide

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