Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

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qFowler's gives comprehensive and practical advice on grammar, syntax, style, and choice of words. It gives a clear and authoritative picture of the English we use, and elucidates many scores of usage questions such as the split infinitive and the intricacies of political correctness. It gives in-depth coverage of both British and American English with reference to the English of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. The volume includes wide-ranging examples of usage from a broad selection of newspapers, journals, and books from across the globe, and features illustrative quotations from authors such as Agatha Christie, Chinua Achebe, Iris Murdoch, Harold Pinter, and Noel Coward. Based on the evidence and research of the Oxford Dictionaries Programme, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to usage available. The third edition of 1996 provided a complete revision and an expansion of the original text, bringing the book fully up to date on all matters of grammar, usage, syntax, and style.This is a reissue of the revised third edition of 1998, which includes a new Supplement and revised entries.q--Publisher.Glossary The principal grammatical terms used in this book are as follows. Further information on some of them, and on other terms, can be found in the main text: active voice the form of a verb in which the subject performs the action and theanbsp;...

Title:Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage
Author:Robert Allen
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2008-06-26


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