"A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

"A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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This is a boxed set of two reference books. "The Dictionary of Modern English Usage" deals with the grammar, style, choice and formation of words, their spelling and inflexion; with pronunciation; with punctuation and typography. "The Oxford Paperback Dictionary" has 74,000 definitions and includes entries for a wide range of famous people, places and institutions. Joyce Hawkins is a lexicographer and has compiled many dictionaries. Sir Ernest Gowers is the author of "PLain Words".show more

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  • Paperback
  • 129 x 196mm | 1,475g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0192825607
  • 9780192825605

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Following 37 years after the original publication of Fowler's dictionary, this second edition has been revised and edited by Sir Ernest Gowers, with years of active interest and authordom on the subject of good English. He has endeavored to carry out what he assumes would be Fowler's wishes in making additions and alternations and some deletions that bring the work up to date. It is still essentially English in inflection. (Kirkus Reviews)show more