Francis George Fowler  

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Francis George Fowler (1871–1918), familiarly known as F.G. Fowler, was an English writer on English language, grammar and usage.

He was educated at Cambridge University and lived on Guernsey in the Channel Islands. He and his older brother, Henry Watson Fowler, wrote the The King's English together, an influential book which was published in 1906. Later they worked on what became Fowler's Modern English Usage, but before it was finished, Francis died of tuberculosis, picked up during his service with the British Expeditionary Force. He was 47 years old.

Henry dedicated Modern English Usage to Francis, writing, "he had a nimbler wit, a better sense of propriety, and a more open mind, than his twelve-year older partner."

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