Codex's Reviews > A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by Henry Watson Fowler
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Mar 10, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: reference, language

This is one of those reference books you just have to have on your shelf. It contains a wealth of information about how to use English properly, and why. Many subtle aspects are explained in a way that naturally sets this work apart from others. The fact that it has been around for so long stands testimony to its value as a unique language resource.

This is not just another dictionary or thesaurus: it is about more than the mechanics of language. You can delve into this book at random and be sure to hit gold every time; it’s difficult to emerge without having learnt something significant.

If you have an idle moment or don’t know what to read, pick up this book.
1 like · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read A Dictionary of Modern English Usage.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

04/14/2016 marked as: reference

No comments have been added yet.