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By H. W. Fowler

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ISBN-13: 9780199535347

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Blackwell publishes a book of essays, Some Comparative Values; Allen and Unwin publishes the reissued If Wishes Were Horses. 1930 Begins work on a proposed Oxford Dictionary of Modern English, but stops as his wife's health deteriorates; resumes again in 1931, but his own poor health makes progress slow; despite later involving collaborators, the work is never completed. Death of Jessie from cancer, i October. 1931 J. M. Dent publishes his verses to his wife, written over twenty-two years, as Rhymes of Darby to Joan.

The prepositions normally used after this are, according to context, between & with. When the sense is less relationship or likeness than attraction or liking, to or for AFFIX 13 are sometimes used instead of with ; this should not be done ; in places where with is felt to be inappropriate, the truth is that affinity, which properly describes a reciprocal relationship only, has been used of a one-sided one, & should itself be replaced by another word. Cf. sympathy with & for. affix, n. See TECHNICAL TERMS.

Admission, -ittanee, -issible, -ittable. Of the nouns, admission is used in all senses (No admittance except on business is perhaps the only phrase in which the substitution of admission would be noticed), while admittance is confined to the primary sense of letting in, & even in that sense tends to disappear. You have to pay for admission is now commoner than for admittance, & so with What is needed is the admission of outside air; admission 6d. is now the regular form; on the other hand Siich an admittance (instead of admission) would give away the case is now impossible.

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