A dictionary of modern English usage by H. W. Fowler

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .

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Other titlesModern English usage., Find it in Fowler.
Statementby H.W. Fowler.
ContributionsGowers, Ernest, Sir, 1880-1966, ed., Greenwood, Joseph Arthur, 1927-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE1628 .F65 1965a
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 725 p.
Number of Pages725
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5951431M
LC Control Number65024351
OCLC/WorldCa318483

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