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Is Fowlers Work worth the reading?

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Afolayan Abolarin It takes a lazy mind to tag Fowlers work ostentatious. He is not a mere Englishman, he knows and understands the English. He is but an epitome of classic serious writers man is ever blessed with.


message 2: by Tom (last edited Aug 17, 2015 01:51PM) (new)

Tom Curley In line with what many readers have said, I find Fowler, second edition, a pleasure to browse through. I invariably end up laughing (I just read his entry on "Formal Words," for example). Also, he is actually anti-prescriptive in many ways. This is not to say that allowances need not be made for the passage of time, but I can tell you that I don't have any other reference books in my office that I read for fun.


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