Garner s Modern English Usage

Garner s Modern English Usage

Bryan Garner's tools for scientific accuracy are, however, fully updated: this fourth edition benefits from usage data generated by Google Ngrams, which charts frequencies of any word or short sentence in sources printed after 1800.With ...

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190491482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Bryan Garner is the most trusted living usage expert of our day, and Garner's Modern English Usage is the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. With well over 6,000 entries on English grammar, syntax, word choice, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and style, thisbook is adored by professional writers and general readers alike. In this major update to a timeless classic, Bryan Garner has dramatically expanded coverage of international English usage, making the volume for the first time a guide not only to American English usage, but to English usage aroundthe globe.Interest in the English language is greater than ever; English is the lingua franca not only of higher education and academia, but of science, business, computing, aviation, and even - arguably - entertainment. An awareness of global English matters today as never before. To ensure that BryanGarner's clear, unambiguous advice resonates with English-speakers worldwide, more than 2,000 entries have been revised to account for the nuances of English not only in the United States, but in Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa.Not everything has changed: readers will still find the popular "Garner's Language-Change Index" which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from non-acceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistentstandard throughout. Bryan Garner's tools for scientific accuracy are, however, fully updated: this fourth edition benefits from usage data generated by Google Ngrams, which charts frequencies of any word or short sentence in sources printed after 1800.With thousands of concise entries, longer essays on problematic areas such as subject-verb agreement and danglers, and meticulous citations of the New York Times, Newsweek, and other leading journalistic sources, this fourth edition of Garner's Modern English Usage provides priceless referenceinformation to anyone hoping to improve as a writer - worldwide.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Garner s Modern American Usage

Garner s Modern American Usage

Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved.

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199874620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1008

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Since first appearing in 1998, Garner's Modern American Usage has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on troublesome words and phrases, GMAU authoritatively shows how to avoid the countless pitfalls that await unwary writers and speakers whether the issues relate to grammar, punctuation, word choice, or pronunciation. An exciting new feature of this third edition is Garner's Language-Change Index, which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from nonacceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistent standard throughout. GMAU is the first usage guide ever to incorporate such a language-change index. The judgments are based both on Garner's own original research in linguistic corpora and on his analysis of hundreds of earlier studies. Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved. Bryan A. Garner is a writer, grammarian, lexicographer, teacher, and lawyer. He has written professionally about English usage for more than 28 years, and his work has achieved widespread renown. David Foster Wallace proclaimed that Bryan Garner is a genius and William Safire called the book excellent. In fact, due to the strength of his work on GMAU, Garner was the grammarian asked to write the grammar-and-usage chapter for the venerable Chicago Manual of Style. His advice on language matters is second to none.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Garner s Modern American Usage

Garner s Modern American Usage

A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media.

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780195161915

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 879

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A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage

A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage

A comprehensive guide to legal style and usage, with practical advice on how to write clear, jargon-free legal prose. Includes style tips as well as definitions.

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195142365

Category: Law

Page: 953

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A comprehensive guide to legal style and usage, with practical advice on how to write clear, jargon-free legal prose. Includes style tips as well as definitions.
Categories: Law

Garner on Language and Writing

Garner on Language and Writing

Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit.

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 1604424451

Category: Law

Page: 839

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Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to these diverse subjects.
Categories: Law

Garner s Dictionary of Legal Usage

Garner s Dictionary of Legal Usage

This new edition of Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage discusses and analyzes modern legal vocabulary and style more thoroughly than any other contemporary reference work.

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195384208

Category: Law

Page: 991

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This new edition of Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage discusses and analyzes modern legal vocabulary and style more thoroughly than any other contemporary reference work. Since the first edition, Bryan A. Garner has drawn on his unrivaled experience as a legal editor to refine his position on legal usage. The new Third Edition remains indispensable: Garner has updated entries throughout, added hundreds of new entries and thousands of new illustrative quotations from judicial opinions andleading lawbooks, revised the selected bibliography, and expanded and updated cross-references to guide readers quickly and easily. A new preface introduces the reader to this edition and discusses content that has been newly incorporated. Influential writers and editors rely on Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage daily. It is an essential resource for practicing lawyers, legal scholars, and libraries of all sizes and types, functioning as both a style guide and a law dictionary, guiding writers to distinguish between true terms of law and mere jargon and illustrating recommended forms of expression. Common blunders are discussed in ways that will discourage writers from any further use. The origins of frequently used expressions are described with engaging prose. Collectively, there is no better resource for approaching legal writing in a logical, clear, and error-free way.
Categories: Law

The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

Bryan A. Garner. REFERENCE OXFORD The Oxford Dictionary of American
Usage and Style , a concise edition e acclaimed Dictionary of Modern American
Usage , is an essential reference for anyone who wants to speak and write
effectively ...

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0195135083

Category: Americanisms

Page: 360

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Covers basic grammar, punctuation, spelling, and idiomatic phrases of American English.
Categories: Americanisms

The Rules of Golf in Plain English Second Edition

The Rules of Golf in Plain English  Second Edition

In The Rules of Golf in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner, American English language and usage expert, and Jeffrey S. Kuhn, volunteer USGA rules official, have translated the knotty Rules with the encouragement and permission of the United ...

Author: Jeffrey S. Kuhn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226458199

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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"The cry for the simplification of the Rules of Golf is a stock-in-trade of the journalist during the winter months. Countless words on the subject have been poured out to an ever-tolerant public, but still the long-sought simplification does not come."—Henry Longhurst, 1937 The hopes of renowned writer and golfer Henry Longhurst—and millions of golfers before and after him—have finally been realized. In The Rules of Golf in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner, American English language and usage expert, and Jeffrey S. Kuhn, volunteer USGA rules official, have translated the knotty Rules with the encouragement and permission of the United States Golf Association. The result is a modern, readable version that offers, for the first time, clear guidance to both amateurs and professionals. Based on a 338-word set of thirteen rules written in 1744, the official Rules have grown, over two and a half centuries, to 40,000 words. Numerous contributors and a complex revision process have rendered these Rules so opaque and stylistically inconsistent that a companion volume—the 600-page Decisions on the Rules of Golf—has been published to help golfers navigate them. Both lawyers and avid golfers, Kuhn and Garner recognized the difficulties that the language of the Rules of Golf created, especially in a sport that expects players to call penalties on themselves. By reworking the Rules line by line, word by word, they have produced an accessible resource that no golfer—from the duffer to the pro—should be without.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Rules of Golf in Plain English Third Edition

The Rules of Golf in Plain English  Third Edition

In The Rules of Golf in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner, American English language and usage expert, and Jeffrey S. Kuhn, volunteer USGA rules official, have translated the knotty Rules with the encouragement and permission of the United ...

Author: Jeffrey S. Kuhn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226458229

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

View: 139

"The cry for the simplification of the Rules of Golf is a stock-in-trade of the journalist during the winter months. Countless words on the subject have been poured out to an ever-tolerant public, but still the long-sought simplification does not come."—Henry Longhurst, 1937 The hopes of renowned writer and golfer Henry Longhurst—and millions of golfers before and after him—have finally been realized. In The Rules of Golf in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner, American English language and usage expert, and Jeffrey S. Kuhn, volunteer USGA rules official, have translated the knotty Rules with the encouragement and permission of the United States Golf Association. The result is a modern, readable version that offers, for the first time, clear guidance to both amateurs and professionals. Based on a 338-word set of thirteen rules written in 1744, the official Rules have grown, over two and a half centuries, to 40,000 words. Numerous contributors and a complex revision process have rendered these Rules so opaque and stylistically inconsistent that a companion volume—the 600-page Decisions on the Rules of Golf—has been published to help golfers navigate them. Both lawyers and avid golfers, Kuhn and Garner recognized the difficulties that the language of the Rules of Golf created, especially in a sport that expects players to call penalties on themselves. By reworking the Rules line by line, word by word, they have produced an accessible resource that no golfer—from the duffer to the pro—should be without.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Nino and Me

Nino and Me

From legal expert and veteran author Bryan Garner comes a unique, intimate, and compelling memoir of his friendship with the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Threshold Editions

ISBN: 9781501181511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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From legal expert and veteran author Bryan Garner comes a unique, intimate, and compelling memoir of his friendship with the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. For almost thirty years, Antonin Scalia was arguably the most influential and controversial Justice on the United States Supreme Court. His dynamic and witty writing devoted to the Constitution has influenced an entire generation of judges. Based on his reputation for using scathing language to criticize liberal court decisions, many people presumed Scalia to be gruff and irascible. But to those who knew him as “Nino,” he was characterized by his warmth, charm, devotion, fierce intelligence, and loyalty. Bryan Garner’s friendship with Justice Scalia was instigated by celebrated writer David Foster Wallace and strengthened over their shared love of language. Despite their differing viewpoints on everything from gun control to the use of contractions, their literary and personal relationship flourished. Justice Scalia even officiated at Garner’s wedding. In this humorous, touching, and surprisingly action-packed memoir, Garner gives a firsthand insight into the mind, habits, and faith of one of the most famous and misunderstood judges in the world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Copy Editor

Copy Editor

McDonald ' s Corporation has renewed its fight to remove what it considers to be
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including Garner ' s Modern American Usage ( “ today it ' s so pervasive - even in
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Black s Law Dictionary

Black s Law Dictionary

Features more than ten thousand legal terms and includes a dictionary guide and the complete United States Constitution.

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: West Legalworks

ISBN: 0314199500

Category: Law

Page: 1920

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Features more than ten thousand legal terms and includes a dictionary guide and the complete United States Constitution.
Categories: Law

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage . Ed . Ernest Gowers . 2nd ed . New York :
Oxford UP , 1965 . Print . - . The New Fowler ' s Modern English Usage . Ed . R .
W . Burchfield . Rev . 3rd ed . 1998 . New York : Oxford UP , 2000 . Print . Garner
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Author: Modern Language Association of America

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015079149673

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

As a result, there is a strong tendency to replace the twice meaning with a phrase
(twice a month), or to use an ... which garners a healthy 14,OOO. brochure,
pamphlet: 'B. has no right to exist in English, since it is not needed by the side of
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Author: H. W. Fowler

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191615115

Category: Reference

Page: 832

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'What grammarians say should be has perhaps less influence on what shall be than even the more modest of them realize ...' No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became the standard work of reference for the correct use of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humour, Fowler has stood the test of time and is still considered the best arbiter of good practice. In this new edition of the original Dictionary, David Crystal goes beyond the popular mythology surrounding Fowler's reputation to retrace his method and arrive at a fresh evaluation of his place in the history of linguistic thought. With a wealth of entertaining examples he looks at Fowler's stated principles and the tensions between his prescriptive and descriptive temperaments. He shows that the Dictionary does a great more than make normative recommendations and express private opinion. In addition he offers a modern perspective on some 300 entries, in which he shows how English has changed since the 1920s. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries

Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries

The longer entries offer analytical discussions of contemporary grammar , speech
, and language rules . For those interested in the precise and effective use of the
English language , this is a superb source . 624 Garner ' s modern American ...

Author: Jack O'Gorman

Publisher: ALA Editions

ISBN: UOM:39015079164235

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 329

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An annotated bibliography lists reference sources for small and medium-sized libraries and includes updates information on such resources as CD-ROMs, electronic databases, the Internet, and Web 2.0.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English Usage Guides

English Usage Guides

This volume explores both historical and current issues in English usage guides or style manuals.

Author: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198808206

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This volume explores both historical and current issues in English usage guides or style manuals. Guides of this sort have a long history: while Fowler's Modern English Usage (1926) is one of the best known, the first English usage guide was published in the UK in 1770, and the first in the US in 1847. Today, new titles come out nearly every year, while older works are revised and reissued. Remarkably, however, the kind of usage problems that have been addressed over the years are very much the same, and attitudes towards them are slow to change - but they do change. The chapters in this book look at how and why these guides are compiled, and by whom; what sort of advice they contain; how they differ from grammars and dictionaries; how attitudes to usage change; and why institutions such as the BBC need their own style guide. The volume will appeal not only to researchers and students in sociolinguistics, but also to general readers with an interest in questions of usage and prescriptivism, language professionals such as teachers and editors, and language policy makers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Library Catalog 12th Edition

Public Library Catalog 12th Edition

Lutz , W . The Cambridge thesaurus of American English 423 427 Merriam -
Webster ' s collegiate thesaurus 423 ... H . W . The new Fowler ' s modern English
usage 428 Garner , B . A . Garner ' s modern American usage law 423 English ...

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher:

ISBN: 0824210395

Category: Classified catalogs (Dewey decimal)

Page: 251

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Categories: Classified catalogs (Dewey decimal)

Your Own Words

Your Own Words

... century voices in usage that remain particularly influential are Fowler ' s
Dictionary of Modern English Usage ( in what ... American voices are The
American Heritage Dictionary ( our old friend the AHD ) , Garner ' s Modern
American Usage ...

Author: Barbara Wallraff

Publisher: Counterpoint LLC

ISBN: UOM:39015061001841

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Answers to such questions as how to keep proper syntax from sounding stiff and keeping conversational language from being incorrect are offered in this guide to using and understanding language resources and making good form one's own. 50,000 first printing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Legal Research and Law Library Management

Legal Research and Law Library Management

vier ' s Dictionary quoted an 1878 English case to show that the words " forthwith
” and “ immediately ” have the same ... Mr . Garner is the author of A Dictionary of
Modern Legal Usage , A Dictionary of Modern American Usage and The ...

Author: Julius J. Marke

Publisher: Law Journal Press

ISBN: 1588520137

Category: Law libraries

Page: 297

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Categories: Law libraries

The Catholic Library World

The Catholic Library World

The articles are informative , and the use of jargon is usually held to a minimum .
Appended to ... Garner ' s Modern American Usage deserves to find a place in
most libraries next to Fowler ' s Dictionary of Modern English Usage . William L ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015063395936

Category: Catholic libraries

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Categories: Catholic libraries