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Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage Hardcover – 26 Mar 2015

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  • Hardcover: 928 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 4 edition (26 Mar. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780199661350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199661350
  • ASIN: 0199661359
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 5.3 x 14.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
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Jeremy Butterfield has given us easily the best edition of this beloved work since H. W. Fowler's original. For anyone who cares about the English language, this book will provide helpful guidance and fascinating distraction in equal measure. (Times Literary Supplement, Benjamin George Friedman)

The book is impressively up to date, with entries on internet-related neologisms: hash-tag is here and selfie, and the verb to google (which Butterfield does not object to, insisting only that is should be capitalized) ... easily the best edition of this beloved work since H.W Fowler's original. For anyone who cares about the English language, this book will provide helpful guidance and fascinating distraction in equal measure. (Benjamin George Friedman, The Times Literary Supplement)

Butterfield's passion for discussing language is evident throughout ... This edition is rich in examples of language in use and discussion of debates about appropriate usage. (Lisa Pettifer, Babel: The Language Magazine)

here is another fascinating tome that will be in constant use by yours truly (Suffolk & Norfolk Life)

Butterfield has created a guide that is readable for entertainment as well as enlightenment. (World Wide Words, Michael Quinion)

I must congratulate Jeremy Butterfield, editor of the latest edition of Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage. To wordsmiths such as myself, Fowler's is akin to the Koran or the Bible. (The Herald, Alan Taylor)

About the Author

Jeremy Butterfield is an OUP author, language expert, writer, and lexicographer. For many years he worked in senior editorial positions in Collins Dictionaries. He is the author of the popular book on the English language, Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare (2009), as well as the Oxford A-Z of English Usage (2013). Robert Burchfield (1923-2004) was born in Wangannui, New Zealand. He edited the third and the revised third edition of Fowler's Modern English Usage. His distinguished lexicographical career included a number of key publications: The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (1966, with C. T. Onions and G. W. S. Friedrichsen) and The English Language (1985). Henry Watson Fowler (1858-1933) worked as a teacher and freelance writer before going to Guernsey to form a remarkably successful writing partnership with his brother Francis. Most notably, the Fowler brothers wrote The King's English, and compiled the first edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary (1911). Henry Fowler finished the Pocket Oxford Dictionary in 1924, and Modern English Usage, which made him a household name, in 1926.


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