By H. W. Fowler
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It is a nice paradox that, while the BBC ethos may favour a crusade fervently concerned with questions of social justice, the ambience of ITV might be more suitable to a strategy based on simple considerations of material well-being. / Beyond the selfishness and stupidity, the terrible ordinariness of people of fashion . . remains the general agreeable ambience of an upper class, and to this ambience Proust remained faithful all his life. I If ever an overture needed a resonant ambience in which its various elements might harmoniously fuse, it is Tannhâuser's.
Can recommend this candidate for the post for which he applies with complete confidence. I We had a leisurely breakfast and recalled the old tales of the city and the love story of Hero and Leander, who swam the Hellespont, and spent a great deal of time just looking at the beautiful view. All these ambiguities can be removed by rearrangement to 'bring the words or members most nearly related as near to one another as possible'. Some other common causes of ambiguity are: The use of a word with two meanings in a context in which it makes for uncertainty or absurdity.
Aged. One syllable in aged 21 etc. e. more than 6 years old); two syllables in an aged man etc. agenda. What emerged from the Commonwealth Conference was not a cutand-dried agenda. Although agenda is a plural word, it is pedantry to object to the common and convenient practice of thus treating it as a singular one. If a singular is needed for one item of ago 14 retorts another, meaning dare we face the consequences of not doing it? The two arguments are not in the same plane and will never meet.