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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage( )
Author: Fowler, H. W.
Fowler, Henry
Introduction by: Winchester, Simon
Series title:Oxford Language Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-860506-5
Publication Date:Apr 2003
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

Celebrating its 75th year, this classic text has become the standard work on the correct but natural use of English and has ensured that Fowler is a household name. Written in Fowler's inimitable style, it gives clear guidance on usage, word formation, inflexion, spelling, pronunciation,punctuation, and typography. It includes advice on using: that, which or who; working and stylish words; worn-out humour; hybrids and malformations. Witty and practical, it remains an invaluable source...
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Book Details
Pages:768
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Grammar & Punctuation
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.7 x 5.5 x 1.6 Inches
Book Weight:1.166 Pounds
Author Biography
Fowler, H. W. (Author)
Simon Winchester was born in London, England on September 28, 1944. He read geology at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. After graduation in 1966, he joined a Canadian mining company and worked as field geologist in Uganda. The following year he decided to become a journalist. His first reporting job was for The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1969, he joined The Guardian and was named Britain's Journalist of the Year in 1971. He also worked for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times before becoming a freelancer.

He is the author of numerous books including In Holy Terror, The River at the Center of the World, The Alice Behind Wonderland, The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, and.Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. In 2006, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to journalism and literature.

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