By H. W. Fowler
Over seventy five years outdated, this vintage textual content has turn into the traditional paintings at the right yet average use of English and has ensured that Fowler is a loved ones identify. Written in Fowler's inimitable type, it provides transparent assistance on utilization, observe formation, inflexion, spelling, pronunciation, punctuation, and typography. Rewritten, up-to-date, and increased take into consideration the monstrous linguistic alterations of the earlier three-quarters of a century, listed below are hundreds of thousands of alphabetically-arranged entries, providing recommendation and history details on all facets of the English language, from grammar to spelling to literary variety. Witty and functional, and well known for its authority, Fowler's glossy English utilization continues to be a useful advisor to the English language. the 1st position to show for good suggestion at the thorny problems with grammar, which means, and pronunciation, "Fowler" is a kind of infrequent reference books that could even be learn easily for excitement. This new version contains an creation by means of Simon Winchester, which provides the ebook a latest point of view and confirms its significance in literature.
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I The programme cannot be carried out on account of illness and alternative arrangements are being made (fresh or revised). / There will be full consultation in the coalfields about securing alternative work for the men displaced by the closing of the pits (other). 4 . The notion that because it is derived from Latin alter (one or other of two) alternative cannot properly be used of a choice between more than two possibilities is a FETISH. although. See THOUGH. altogether. Confusion between this and all together is not uncommon.
Secure) his purpose. affinity. The prepositions normally used after this are, according to context, between and with. When the sense is less relationship or likeness than attraction or liking, to or for are sometimes used instead of with. This should not be done: in places where with is felt to be inappropriate the truth is that affinity, which properly describes a reciprocal relationship only, has been used of a one-sided one, and should itself be replaced by another word. Cf. sympathy with and for.
Abysmal • accept of its subject is the way in which business by Shakespeare, Tennyson, and Lowmen arrive at decisions; the second is ell, is a mistake; but the grove of A. American and its subject is the test- (Milton) means rightly The Academy. , the Garden, the in certain types of military aircraft, or Academy. Lyceum, the Porch, the Tub, are names possibly in space-ships. chief schools of Greek 1. , Plato, the Platoon a postulate of rationality suited to and Platonism; the Garden, their static analysis and institutional nists, and the Epicureans, and Epiassumptions, we are no longer justified Epicurus, cureanism; the Lyceum, Aristotle, aie in accepting this basis and are set the Aristotelians, and Aristotelianism; the problem of discovering the value premises Porch, Zeno, the Stoics, and Stoicism; suited to the expectational analysis and the Tub, Antisthenes, the Cynics, and the institutional nature of modern busi- Cynicism.
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by H. W. Fowler