Letter: Fowler's fetish for alternatives

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Sir: Mrs K. S. Hill (Letters, 12 May) should buy a copy of Fowler (rev. Gower): The notion that because it is derived from Latin 'alter' . . . alternative cannot properly be used of a choice between more than two is a fetish.

Yours faithfully,

J. F. FUGGLES

Rothley,

Leicestershire

12 May

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