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The King's English

Author: H W Fowler; F G Fowler
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford language classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"When it was first published in 1906, The King's English was a radical and contentious work. Through examples from the works of journalists and novelists of the day the Fowler brothers illustrate grammatical slips and infelicities of style and how best these should be avoided. Had Dickens, for example, owned a copy of The King's English he would not have written 'your great ability and trustfulness'; he would have  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H W Fowler; F G Fowler
ISBN: 0198605072 9780198605072
OCLC Number: 50582705
Notes: Originally published: 3rd ed. 1931.
Description: xxii, 367 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Introduction Matthew Parris --
1. Contents Vocabulary --
2. Syntax --
3. Airs and Graces --
4. Punctuation --
Part 2 Euphony --
Quotation, etc. --
Grammar --
Meaning --
Ambiguity --
Style --
Index.
Series Title: Oxford language classics.
Responsibility: H.W. Fowler and F.G. Fowler ; with an introduction by Matthew Parris.

Abstract:

In this classic reference book, the Fowler brothers highlight common blunders of English usage, and guide the reader to improved expression and style. The mistakes are illustrated with examples taken  Read more...
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