The New Fowler's Modern English Usage / Edition 3

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Overview

"Fowlers" has sold over a million copies over seven decades. For this new revision, eminent lexicographer Robert Burchfield has rewritten or otherwise enhanced hundreds of entries and has added twenty-four new entries in a special supplement.
The volume remains the classic guide to English usage worldwide. Users will find practical help with grammar, syntax, style, and choice of words; clear guidance on usage offered in light of the language of the 1990s, with many new insights into how English is used today; in-depth coverage of both British and American English, together with aspects of the English of Australia; and wide-ranging illustrative examples, including samples from an international selection of newspapers, journals, and periodicals, as well as from well-known authors such as Martin Amis, Anita Brookner, Ruth Rendell, and John Updike. Whether you have a question about split infinitives, unattached participles, political correctness, or so on, you will find a clear and reliable answer here.
A charming blend of information and good humor, The New Fowler's Modern English Usage offers advice and background information on all aspects of English language, from grammar to spelling to literary style. It is a godsend for writers, broadcasters, journalists, and anyone else who wants to write and speak well.

Alphabetically arranged entries cover grammar, spelling, literary style, syntax, political correctness, etc

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The earlier edition was cited in "BCL3" and with good reason since "Fowler's," as it is affectionately called by writers and Anglophiles, is a generous dictionary guide to the uses, misuses, and conundrums of English grammar, spelling, and style. The third edition updates this classic, pointing out differences between British and American English (the original was strictly the King's English), but continues its tradition of wit. No other guide makes the split infinitive fun (or is it funny?) or quotes the likes of Martin Amis, Iris Murdoch, Tom Wolfe, and Ruth Rendall for examples. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198691266
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/19/1996
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 864
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Hailed by The Chicago Tribune as "the greatest living lexicographer," Robert Burchfield was the Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary from 1971 to 1984. He is now an Emeritus Fellow of St Peter's College at Oxford University.

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