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By H. W. Fowler

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Aerial, aerial. The first form is recommended ; see JE, CE. aery, aerie, eyry, eyrie. The first two forms are preferable to the others, which according to the OED & Professor Skeat are due to a theory of the derivation (from egg ; eyry = eggery) that is known (though the ultimate origin of aery is doubtful) to be wrong. aesthetic. The word, which means etymologically concerned with sensuous perception, was introduced into English to supply sense of beauty with an adjective. It is in place in such contexts as a.

See LITERARY CRITICS' WOEDS. acuity, acuteness. See -TY & -NESS. adagio. PL -os ; see -O(E)S 4. ad captandum. See TECHNICAL TERMS. addicted to. This should be followed by an ordinary noun or a verbal noun in -ing—is addicted to whisky, is addicted to reading the jokes in Punch aloud—& never by an infinitive, as in is addicted to read the jokes aloud. The wrong construction, which occasionally occurs, is probably suggested by the commonest phrase—addicted to drink, in which drink is the noun. addle, addled.

Absence. For conspicuous by a. see HACKNEYED PHKASES. absolute. See LTJ; &, for the sense in grammar, TECHNICAL TEEMS. ABSOLUTE CONSTRUCTION. \. The insertion of a comma between noun & participle in the absolute use is indisputably wrong ; it arises from the writer's or the compositor's taking the noun, because it happens to stand first, for the subject of the main verb ; & it puts the reader to the trouble of readjusting, after he has formed it, his notion of the sentence's structure. The King having read his speech from the throne, their Majesties retired is the right form; but newspaper writing or printing is so faulty on the point that it would appear nine times out of ten as The King, having read his &c.

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