Henry Watson Fowler

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Henry Watson Fowler (10 March 1858 – 26 December 1933) was an English schoolmaster, lexicographer and commentator on the usage of the English language.wikipedia
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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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He is notable for both A Dictionary of Modern English Usage and his work on the Concise Oxford Dictionary, and was described by The Times as "a lexicographical genius".
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926), by Henry Watson Fowler (1858–1933), is a style guide to British English usage, pronunciation, and writing.

List of lexicographers

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Henry Watson Fowler (10 March 1858 – 26 December 1933) was an English schoolmaster, lexicographer and commentator on the usage of the English language.

Francis George Fowler

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In partnership with his brother Francis, and beginning in 1906, he began publishing seminal grammar, style and lexicography books. In 1903, he moved to the island of Guernsey, where he worked with his brother Francis George Fowler.
He and his older brother, Henry Watson Fowler, wrote The King's English together, an influential book which was published in 1906.

The King's English

Their next work was The King's English (1906), a book meant to encourage writers to be stylistically simple and direct and not to misuse words.
It was written by the brothers Henry Watson Fowler and Francis George Fowler and was published in 1906; it thus pre-dates by 20 years Modern English Usage, which was written by Henry alone after Francis's death in 1917.

Sedbergh School

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After spending two terms there, he moved south again to Yorkshire (present-day Cumbria) to begin a mastership at Sedbergh School in 1882.
A former teacher at the school was Henry Watson Fowler, the writer of A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Ernest Gowers

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The latter was updated by Sir Ernest Gowers for the second edition (1965) and largely rewritten by Robert Burchfield for the third (1996).
Sir Ernest Arthur Gowers (2 June 1880 – 16 April 1966) is best remembered for his book Plain Words, first published in 1948, and for his revision of Fowler's Modern English Usage.

Fettes College

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Trusting in the judgement of the Balliol College master that he had "a natural aptitude for the profession of Schoolmaster", Fowler took up a temporary teaching position at Fettes College in Edinburgh.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

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He is notable for both A Dictionary of Modern English Usage and his work on the Concise Oxford Dictionary, and was described by The Times as "a lexicographical genius".

G. G. Coulton

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These included Ralph St John Ainslie, a music teacher and caricaturist; E. P. Lemarchand, whose sister eventually married Arthur Fowler; Bernard Tower, who went on to become headmaster at Lancing; and George Coulton, who was to write the first biography of Fowler.

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

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On the death of its original editor in 1922, Fowler helped complete the first edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, under the editorship of C.T. Onions.
The remaining letters were completed by Henry Watson Fowler ("U", "X", "Y", and "Z") and Mrs. E. A. Coulson (Jessie Coulson) ("W") under the direction of Charles Talbut Onions, who succeeded Little as editor.

Guernsey

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In 1903, he moved to the island of Guernsey, where he worked with his brother Francis George Fowler.
Henry Watson Fowler moved to Guernsey in 1903.

Robert Burchfield

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The latter was updated by Sir Ernest Gowers for the second edition (1965) and largely rewritten by Robert Burchfield for the third (1996).
In retirement, he produced a controversial new edition, substantially rewritten and less prescriptivist, of Fowler's Modern English Usage, the long-established style guide by Henry Watson Fowler.

Usage (language)

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Henry Watson Fowler (10 March 1858 – 26 December 1933) was an English schoolmaster, lexicographer and commentator on the usage of the English language.

The Times

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He is notable for both A Dictionary of Modern English Usage and his work on the Concise Oxford Dictionary, and was described by The Times as "a lexicographical genius".

Tonbridge

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Fowler was born on 10 March 1858 in Tonbridge, Kent.

Devon

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His parents, the Rev. Robert Fowler and his wife Caroline, née Watson, were originally from Devon.

University of Cambridge

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Robert Fowler was a Cambridge graduate, clergyman, and schoolmaster.

Tonbridge School

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At the time of Henry's birth he was teaching mathematics at Tonbridge School, but the family soon moved to nearby Tunbridge Wells.

Royal Tunbridge Wells

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At the time of Henry's birth he was teaching mathematics at Tonbridge School, but the family soon moved to nearby Tunbridge Wells.

Rugby School

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Henry Fowler spent some time at a boarding school in Germany before enrolling at Rugby School in 1871.

Latin

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He concentrated on Latin and Greek, winning a school prize for his translation into Greek verse of part of Percy Bysshe Shelley's play Prometheus Unbound.

Attic Greek

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He concentrated on Latin and Greek, winning a school prize for his translation into Greek verse of part of Percy Bysshe Shelley's play Prometheus Unbound.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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He concentrated on Latin and Greek, winning a school prize for his translation into Greek verse of part of Percy Bysshe Shelley's play Prometheus Unbound.

Prometheus Unbound (Shelley)

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He concentrated on Latin and Greek, winning a school prize for his translation into Greek verse of part of Percy Bysshe Shelley's play Prometheus Unbound.

Balliol College, Oxford

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In 1877 Fowler began attending Balliol College, Oxford.