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New PDF release: A Dictionary of Modern English Usage: The Classic First

By H. W. Fowler

ISBN-10: 0199535345

ISBN-13: 9780199535347

Whilst my replica arrived, i found it's actually published the wrong way up. The textual content at the binding issues a technique, the textual content at the inside pages issues the wrong way.

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Injure) his health. A single glass of brandy may a. (alter for better or worse the prospects of) his recovery. A single glass of brandy may e. (bring about) his recovery. This will not a. (change) Ms purpose. This will not e. (secure) his purpose. We hope to e. an improvement. I effected my escape. affectionately. See LETTER FORMS. affiliate makes -liable; see -ABLE 1. affinity. The prepositions normally used after this are, according to context, between & with. When the sense is less relationship or likeness than attraction or liking, to or for AFFIX 13 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, & should itself be replaced by another word.

1931 J. M. Dent publishes his verses to his wife, written over twenty-two years, as Rhymes of Darby to Joan. H. G. Le Mesurier joins Henry as a collaborator. 1932 His brother Arthur joins Henry as a collaborator. 1933 Publication of the Shorter Oxford Dictionary; dies 26 December from pneumonia following influenza. xxxi Historical and Cultural Background General Strike in Britain; BBC establishes its Advisory Committee on Spoken English. First talking film, Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer Publication of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Saxonism scarcely scilicet SelfSemi(Semicolon) Sentence Sequence of tenses shall & will sic Side-slip Simile & metaphor 's incongruous Singular -s sir Slipshod extension so Sobriquets some -some sort Spelling points Split infinitive (Split verbs) -s-, -ss- (-)stich Stock pathos Stops Sturdy indefeusibles Subjunctives substitute such SuperSuperfluous words Superiority Superlatives Superstitions Swapping horses Synonyms -t & -ed Tautology Technical terms (Tenses) than -th & -dh that adj. & adv. that conj.

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