Based primarily on the renowned and best-selling Burchfield's "The New Fowler's Modern English Usage 3/e", this pocket edition gives clear, concise and authoritative guidance on grammar, usage, syntax and style for the English language. With a reduction in the number of entries from the parent work, Robert Allen has been able to take the key elements and definitive judgements, and rewrite entries to present the arguments and recommendations in a more accessible form to allow quicker consultation. There are about 150 completely new topics, including American English, new words, and gender-neutrality, and with numerous panel and tabular entries, data is presented with greater clarity and in an easily digestible form. A total of over 4200 entries provide comprehensive and authoritative advice on correct English and cover the differing views held on contentious issues. Subjects covered include political correctness, computer terminology, and foreign words and phrases.