A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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In essentials, Fowler's Modern English Usage can never be out of date, for his primary concern was to teach clear thinking and the orderly use of precise words, and to castigate whatever is slovenly, pretentious, or pedantic. But the conventions of grammar and vocabulary that he called 'usage' never stand still, and it is now thirty-nine years since he wrote. Constructions condemned as offensive or improper have forced their way into idiom; 'slipshod extensions' have won a respected place in our vocabulary; 'vogue words' have fallen out of fashion and others have taken their places; 'popularized technicalities' have proliferated.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
35
Section 4
118
Section 5
119
Section 6
179
Section 7
182
Section 8
211
Section 15
483
Section 16
492
Section 17
561
Section 18
569
Section 19
582
Section 20
604
Section 21
610
Section 22
611

Section 9
221
Section 10
301
Section 11
329
Section 12
421
Section 13
449
Section 14
468
Section 23
680
Section 24
697
Section 25
704
Section 26
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