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I use some -er verb endings not in Web-3, but these are valid words I argue, invoking Fowler's rule in Modern English Usage that "the agent termination -er can be added to any existing English verb .
My 1965 edition of Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage has an entry for governance: "governance has now the dignity of archaism, its work being done, except in rhetorical and solemn contexts, by government and control.
HENRY WATSON Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage is an unabashedly prescriptivist tome, which is to say that it doesn't waffle in describing the right way, and the wrong way, to use English words.
Henry Fowler said that he wanted his Modern English Usage to "tell people that altogether is different from all together, or nail alright and all right to the counter, or distinguish accessary from accessory.
Editor responds: Fowler's Modern English Usage, 2nd Edition, 1965, states, "'You and I' is a piece of false grammar which, though often heard, is not sanctioned.
Other chapters discuss the use of search engines and the potential of the Internet as a source of information, stylebooks (she prefers the Associated Press Stylebook and The Chicago Manual of Style), usage manuals (Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage makes the top of her list), and other specialized resources.
Fowler, in his splendid Modern English Usage of 1926, carries no entry on either word, suggesting that formerly there was no confusion.
Included among the first titles are The Concise Oxford Dictionary, The Oxford American Dictionary, Fowler's Modern English Usage, Margaret Drabble's Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature, and The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature.