A DICTIONARY OF. MODERN. ENGLISH USAGE. BY. H.W. FOWLER. SECOND EDITION revised by. SIR ERNEST GOWERS. Oxford New York. OXFORD. No book had more influence on twentieth-century writers of English than Henry Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became. No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly.
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Fowler was no friend of pedants. Page – In the word England, not in Britain all these things are implicit.
Oxford University Press, Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. With his younger brother, Frank, he wrote The King’s Englisha taste of modenr usage guide to come and compiled The Concise Oxford Dictionarypublished in17 years before the arrival of The Oxford English Dictionary.
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David Crystal’s introduction places the Dictionary in the climate of its time, and reaches some fascinating conclusions about how the book really works, looking beyond the common notion that it is wholly prescriptive and idiosyncratic.
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