A Dictionary of Modern English Usage: The Classic First by H. W. Fowler

By H. W. Fowler

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See FRENCH WORDS. aitch, ache. The original spelling is ache, but aitch (drop one's aitches) is now universal. aitch-bone. H-bone, edge-bone, ashbone, & other forms, are due to random shots at the etymology. ), suggests no false one & corresponds to the pronunciation. -AL NOUNS. When a noun in -al is given in its alphabetical place with a simple reference to this article, the meaning is that its use is deprecated. There is a tendency to invent or revive unnecessary verbal nouns of this form. The many that have passed into common use (as trial, arrival, refusal, acquittal, proposal) have thereby established their right to exist.

Chronology XXX Life 1908 Publishes privately a book of schoolmasterly essays Between Boy and Man. Marries Jessie Marian Wills, 10 March, on his fiftieth birthday. Clarendon Press publishes an abridged edition of The King's English, which stays in print for sixty years. 1909 1910 1911 Publication of the first edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary, edited with Frank, to great acclaim. Proposes a book on usage to Oxford, eventually to become Modern English Usage. 1913 1914 1915 Having lied about his age, enlists with Frank in the 2$rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, a special unit established for older recruits; arrives in France in December.

To do over again work that has already been done ; so in No more signal a defeat was ever inflicted (no = not a ; with this ungrammatical use cf. /Glimmerings of such a royally suggested even when not royally edited an institution are to be traced (even . edited being parenthetic, we get such a royally suggested an institution). a-, an-, not or without, should be prefixed only to Greek stems ; of such compounds there are some hundreds, whereas Latin-stemmed words having any currency even in scientific use do not perhaps exceed four.

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