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Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

by H. W. Fowler
     
 

This invaluable reference work offers the best and most sought-after advice on English grammar based on Henry Fowler's original, which is still a classic text after nearly 80 years. Updated with the use of Oxford's unrivalled language databases, it comprises over 4,200 entries giving clear recommendations on grammar, pronunciation, spelling, syntax, and writing

Overview

This invaluable reference work offers the best and most sought-after advice on English grammar based on Henry Fowler's original, which is still a classic text after nearly 80 years. Updated with the use of Oxford's unrivalled language databases, it comprises over 4,200 entries giving clear recommendations on grammar, pronunciation, spelling, syntax, and writing style. Using a wide range of illustrative quotations from well-known authors, as well as from international newspapers and journals, the Guide gives advice on how to avoid common pitfalls in English usage, such as using the split infinitive or deciding between infer and imply or between who and whom. Users of the Guide will find themselves reaching for it again and again, whether they are writing a report, a novel, or a letter to a friend.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198662372
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
634
Product dimensions:
4.33(w) x 7.13(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Allen is an experienced lexicographer and writer on a wide range of language issues. A former Senior Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, Chief Editor of the Concise Oxford Dictionary (1990), and an Associate Editor of the Oxford Companion to the English Language (1992), he has written widely on the use of English in modern times.

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