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

By H. W. Fowler

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Acapsular. See A-, AN-. acatalectic. See TECHNICAL TERMS. acaulous. See A-, AN-. accelerate makes -rable; see -ABLE 1. accent. Pronounce the noun a'ksnt, the verb akse'nt; see NOUN & VERB ACCENT. accentuate). ) the long form is now much the commoner ; in literal senses (sound or write with an accent), though either will pass, the short prevails ; & the DIFFERENTIATION is worth encouraging. acceptance, acceptation. The words, once used indifferently in several senses, are now fully differentiated.

In ign we started work simultaneously on The Pocket Oxford Dictionary and this book; living close together, we could, and did, compare notes ; but each was to get one book into shape by writing its first quarter or half; and so much only had been done before the war. The one in which, as the less mechanical, his ideas and contributions would have had much the greater value had been assigned, by ill chance, to me. F. in 1915-16. The present book accordingly contains none of his actual writing; but, having been designed in consultation with him, it is the last fruit of a partnership that began in 1903 with our translation of Lucian, H.

1904 Elliot Stock publishes his first book, a collection of essays, More Popular Fallacies, under the pseudonym of Quillet; not a success. 1905 Clarendon Press publishes the first collaboration between Henry and Frank, a 4-volume translation of Lucian in the Oxford Library of Translations; enthusiastically received. 1906 Clarendon Press publishes the second collaboration between Henry and Frank, The King's English, the authors identified only by their initials in the Preface; a great though controversial success, a second edition quickly follows.

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