Pocket Fowler’s Modern English Usage

The classic A-Z authority on English usage

Consult this classic work to find clear, helpful advice and answers on how to use English effectively. Improve your written style with straightforward guidance and answers to your most frequently asked questions about language use.

  • Covers over 4,000 issues of grammar and style and spelling and vocabulary
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Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage