A Dictionary of Modern English Usage
Wordsworth Editions, 1994 - 742 psl.
guide to precise phrases, grammar, and pronunciation can be key; it can even be admired. But beloved? Yet from its first appearance in 1926, Fowler's was just that. Henry Watson Fowler initially aimed his Dictionary of Modern English Usage, as he wrote to his publishers in 1911, at "the half-educated Englishman of literary proclivities who wants to know Can I say so-&-so?" He was of course obsessed with, in Swift's phrase, "proper words in their proper places." But having been a schoolmaster, Fowler knew that liberal doses of style, wit, and caprice would keep his manual off the shelf and in writers' hands. He also felt that description must accompany prescription, and that advocating pedantic "superstitions" and "fetishes" would be to no one's advantage. Adepts will have their favorite inconsequential entries--from burgle to brood, truffle to turgid. Would that we could quote them all, but we can't resist a couple.
Ką žmonės sako - Rašyti recenziją
Neradome recenzijų įprastose vietose.
ex ix if when Literary words
Facetious formations in ine lord
Out of the fryingpan
Sequence of tenses
follow into Misprints
For forc Inverted commas morale
Kiti leidimai - Peržiūrėti viską
ABLE ACCENT action adjective adverb allowed applied avoided become better called chiefly common compared confusion construction contexts correct definite differentiation distinction doubt effect English equally especially established examples existence expressed fact false four FRENCH WORDS gerund given gives Greek hand hyphen idiom kind Latin least less literary matter meaning ment merely mind MUTE natural never normal noun object ordinary original pass perhaps person phrase plural popular possessive possible preferred present probably Pronounce pronunciation question quotations rare reader reason regarded rule seems sense sentence separate serve singular sometimes sound spelling spelt substitute suggests syllables taken TECHNICAL TERMS thing tion tive true usually verb VERBS IN IE writers wrong