A dictionary of modern english usage 1926 by henry watson fowler 1858 1933 is a style guide to british english usage pronunciation and writingcovering topics such as plurals and literary technique distinctions among like words homonyms and synonyms and the use of foreign terms the dictionary became the standard for other style guides to writing in english. No book had more influence on twentieth century writers of english than henry fowlers dictionary of modern english usageit rapidly became the standard work of reference for the correct use of english in terms of choice of words grammar and style. This book is intended for general students and teachers of english anyone wanting guidance on the correct use of english to ask other readers questions about a dictionary of modern english usage please sign up be the first to ask a question about a dictionary of modern english usage the first . Guide to precise phrases grammar and pronunciation can be key it can even be admired but beloved yet from its first appearance in 1926 fowlers was just that henry watson fowler initially aimed his dictionary of modern english usage as he wrote to his publishers in 1911 at the half educated englishman of literary proclivities who wants to know can i say so so. A dictionary of modern english usage the classic first edition h w fowler edited by david crystal oxford worlds classics fowlers dictionary of modern english usage is a classic an unsurpassed resource on the correct use of english in matters of style grammar and syntax leading language expert david crystal now re evaluates fowler for the twenty first century
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