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  • Dennis Freeborn
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Part of the Studies in English Language book series (SEL)

Abstract

Two brothers, H. W. and F. G. Fowler, published a book called The King’s English in 1906 as a guide to good writing. H. W. Fowler’s A Dictionary of Modern English Usage was published later in 1926, and is still in print in a revised edition. Both books are prescriptive, that is, they make positive recommendations about usage and pronunciation based on the authors’ judgement and preferences. People still ‘look it up in Fowler’ if they want to check ‘correct’ usage.

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© Dennis Freeborn 1996

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