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Sir Ernest Arthur Gowers GCB GBE (2 June 1880 – 16 April 1966) is best remembered for his book Plain Words, first published in 1948, and for his revision of Fowler's Modern English Usage. Before making his name as an author he had a long career in the British civil service, which he entered in 1903. His final full-time appointment was as Senior Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence, London Region (1940–45). After the Second World War he was appointed chairman of numerous government inquiries, including the 1949 Royal Commission into Capital Punishment. He was also chairman of the Harlow New Town Development Corporation.

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  • Ernest Gowers
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  • Sir Ernest Arthur Gowers GCB GBE (2 June 1880 – 16 April 1966) is best remembered for his book Plain Words, first published in 1948, and for his revision of Fowler's Modern English Usage. Before making his name as an author he had a long career in the British civil service, which he entered in 1903. His final full-time appointment was as Senior Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence, London Region (1940–45). After the Second World War he was appointed chairman of numerous government inquiries, including the 1949 Royal Commission into Capital Punishment. He was also chairman of the Harlow New Town Development Corporation.
  • 歐內斯特·亞瑟·高爾斯爵士,GCB,GBE(Sir Ernest Arthur Gowers,1880年6月2日-1966年4月16日),英國資深公務員及作家,1903年至1930年在英國政府內供職,曾處理稅務及礦務等事務,離開政府前任稅務局委員會主席。離開政府以後,高爾斯爵士繼續獲政府委以不同公職,當中包括出任煤業委員會主席、倫敦地區民防地區專員、哈羅發展公司主席、及死刑皇家委員會主席等等。高爾斯爵士深得英廷肯定,多次獲勳,更曾四度獲授予爵士勳銜。 高爾斯在政府供職多年以來,以文筆簡潔直接著稱,善於英文公文寫作。他在1954年出版參考書The Complete Plain Words(《簡單語文全集》),內容講授英文公文寫作技巧,出版至今未曾停印,是英文公文寫作的重要參考書籍之一。
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