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This bestselling English Dictionary contains 15,000 headwords and 35,000 definitions, with pronunciation and numbered senses within definitions. With this dictionary you can increase your word power and increase your confidence when using the English language. British English. The Geddes and Grosset brand is 26 years old and has sold over 75 million books.
For competent readers and speakers of English (level B1/B2), thisbook aims to help take an understanding of written and spokenEnglish a few steps further, to help readers to speak idiomatic Englishfluently and comfortably, and to encourage a practical approach tomastering written English.In order to present yourself well, it is important to have a competentgrasp of 'good English'. But sometimes it is as important to knowwhen you can break the rules as it is to know the rules themselves.This book emphasizes that while it is essential to have a goodunderstanding of English grammar and usage it is also necessary tokeep that usage modern and natural sounding.Shape Up Your English presents this information in accessible, bitesizedchunks. The text has many headings and subheadings to makereading easier, and 'fact boxes' present vital tips and fascinatingsnippets of extra information in an interesting way. In addition, anextensive index and table of contents make cross-referring easy.In order to communicate with a wide range of people in a wide rangeof situations in a fluent and natural way, readers should have a goodgrasp of English grammar, a sound knowledge of spoken English andits pronunciation, and a familiarity with English idioms. Idioms arephrases where the obvious meaning of the words involved can befar removed from the actual meaning of the phrase. It is importantto understand this aspect of language, beyond the obvious literalmeaning of the words, in order to be truly fluent.Shape Up Your English gives a comprehensive overview of vital aspectsof English language study, to enable readers to perfect their writtenand spoken English.This book has information on:* Keeping spoken English natural sounding and fluent* Spoken English conversation and pronunciation* Modern English usage and grammar* English idioms, cliches, similes and proverbs* Sentences: subject, predicate, object, clauses and phrases* Parts of speech: adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, determiners,nouns, prepositions, pronouns, verbs* Phrasal verbs and common word pairs* Confusable words and common errors* Punctuation* Writing* Reading comprehension and literary terms* Making a speech
This Primary Dictionary, for readers aged 7-11, has comprehensive vocabulary coverage. It is easy to use and accessible for children. It features over 8,000 entries with clear, concise definitions in alphabetical order, with simple, easy-to-read numbered meanings, and new definitions clearly indicated on a new line. Guidewords and headwords are in a second colour to help you find the words you need. Each entry has IPA and spelled-out pronunciation and a part-ofspeech label. Example phrases and sentences show the words in use, and multiple examples aid understanding. Labels show how a word is used; variations, common contractions and alternative spellings are included. There is also a helpful guide to using the dictionary that also explains key elements of English grammar, and there are 24 pages of informative and engaging full-colour illustrations.
An invaluable reference companion that gives guidance on English language, with help on spelling, grammar and usage. Helpful for formal communication, email and letter writing, with practical guidance on usage, style, sentence construction, writing and composing letters.
An invaluable reference companion for writers, students, public speakers and all those who enjoy the English language. Contains over 10,000 entries and 350,000 synonyms and antonyms.
The Essential Students' Companion is an instructive and helpful guide to English grammar and usage, and will help the modern student understand how to use all parts of the English language in modern usage, and when writing and speaking English. Key features are English grammar and usage; English idioms and everyday phrases; terms from the worlds of businesss, computing, science and arts; with appendices that include the periodic table, essay writing and world facts.
An accessible and comprehensive 'word-finder' that helps you to locate words that have similar meanings (synonyms). Synonyms help make your writing interesting and varied. Geddes and Grosset's Webster's Word Power English Thesaurus is a new edition of the G&G bestselling Concise English Thesaurus. This book is fully revised with a both antonyms and synonyms.
An idiom is a phrase whose wording is either wholly or partly fixed and which cannot be understood simply from taking the literal meanings of the individual words which make up the phrase. Thus, idiomatically, if you kill two birds with one stone it does not mean that you are going around murdering birds, but that you are achieving two aims with one action.The English language is particularly rich in idioms and they are an aspect of English which learners of the language find particularly difficult.This book features many well-known and used idioms in the English language today, from the acid test and a chip off the old block, through sing from the same hymn sheet to zero hour.Arranged in dictionary format, the idioms featured here are all given clear explanations and are accompanied by example sentences to show how they are used. Also included are the origins of some of the idioms and readers are likely to find many of these unusual and fascinating.As well as being a source of useful information and language help, this book is fun to browse through.
Useful to both students of Standard English in schools and colleges as well as learners of English as a foreign language. This book explains English idioms and phrases clearly and is a useful book for teachers and students. Up to date and dedicated to this part of English.