The King's English

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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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`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'
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