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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.
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 for writers, students, public speakers and all those who enjoy the English language. Contains over 10,000 entries and 350,000 synonyms and antonyms.
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.
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.
Useful to both students of Standard English in schools and colleges as well as learners of English as a foreign language. This book explains common mistakes in English and how to correct your use of the language. 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 in contemporary use.
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.