Correction to OED’s entry for “government”

The grammatical term “government”, according to the OED, was first found as a lemma in Johnson’s dictionary, where it is defined as “influence with regard to construction”. It is next recorded as being first used by Lowth in a nineteenth-century reprint of the grammar, published in 1838. The quotation in question, “Adverbs have no Government”, is, however, also found in the first edition (1762:126), so the reference in the OED may be simplified accordingly.

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