A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

The classic first (1926) edition of H. W. Fowler’s style guide has been reissued with an introduction by David Crystal. Both idiosyncratic and indispensable, Fowler’s perspective and prescriptions on everything from the FUSED PARTICIPLE and the SPLIT INFINITIVE — to say nothing of such unexpected entries as the ELEGANT VARIATION, LOVE OF THE LONG WORD, and STURDY INDEFENSIBLES — make delightful reading for any word lover.

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