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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

 
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a guide to the rules of good written British English, written by Henry Fowler (1858-1933). It was first published in 1926 and became one of the standard reference books on the English language. It is often referred to as Modern English Usage, or simply 'Fowler' Look it up in Fowler.