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-ado

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199661350
Published online June 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191744532
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The older three-syllable and multi-syllable English words ending in -ado are often assumed to be direct adoptions of Spanish or Portuguese words. Many of them are in fact either (...

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