- Filename: dictionary-of-confusable-words.
- ISBN: 9781136597824
- Release Date: 2013-08-21
- Number of pages: 310
- Author: Adrian Room
- Publisher: Routledge
The English language has several words that are not only similar in meaning but similar in spelling or pronunciation. As a result, we are liable to use the wrong word in place of the right one and to regard all words of this type with uncertainty. This book aims to clear up the confusion in such cases.
- Filename: a-dictionary-of-confusable-phrases.
- ISBN: 9780786458554
- Release Date: 2010-10-04
- Number of pages: 403
- Author: Yuri Dolgopolov
- Publisher: McFarland
"This dictionary covers over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings. Designed to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate orerroneous phrases, it can be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichâes, and set expressions"--Provided by publisher.
- Filename: collins-primary-dictionary.
- ISBN: 9780007203871
- Release Date: 2005
- Number of pages: 464
- Author: Ginny Lapage
- Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Especially designed for children aged 8-10, Collins Primary Dictionary combines the features you need with a user-friendly design, making it easy to find words quickly. This clear unillustrated dictionary includes synonyms, word histories and pronunciation guidance, plus weblinks, games, grammar and writing help with Collins Word Wizard. Collins Primary Dictionary has been especially designed to support the language and literacy needs of children aged 8-10. Written in a clear, straightforward style, it places words within a context familiar to the student. Headwords are highlighted in colour so they are easy to find. Parts of speech (for example, whether a word is a noun or verb) and other forms of a word (for example plural forms as well as adjectival forms) are clearly shown. Pronunciation help is given for difficult or easily confusable words, as are synonyms (similar words) and antonyms (opposite words) to widen children's vocabulary. Word histories give extra information about interesting words. Grammar, writing and spelling help as well as games and tests are included in the Collins Word Wizard section, and links to the Internet are built in
- Filename: oxford-american-large-print-dictionary.
- ISBN: 9780195371253
- Release Date: 2008
- Number of pages: 1442
- Author: Oxford University Press
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Includes more than 40,000 entries and 50,000 definitions, giving tips on spelling, confusable words, and usage.
- Filename: public-library-catalog.
- ISBN: 0824210395
- Release Date: 2004
- Number of pages: 1434
- Author: Juliette Yaakov
- Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.
- Filename: walford-s-guide-to-reference-material-generalia-language-and-literature-the-arts.
- ISBN: 1856043002
- Release Date: 1998-01-01
- Number of pages: 1186
- Author: Albert John Walford
- Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing
From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.
- Filename: pocket-fowler-s-modern-english-usage.
- ISBN: 9780199232581
- Release Date: 2008-06-26
- Number of pages: 663
- Author: Robert Allen
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
"Fowler's gives comprehensive and practical advice on grammar, syntax, style, and choice of words. It gives a clear and authoritative picture of the English we use, and elucidates many scores of usage questions such as the split infinitive and the intricacies of political correctness. It gives in-depth coverage of both British and American English with reference to the English of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. The volume includes wide-ranging examples of usage from a broad selection of newspapers, journals, and books from across the globe, and features illustrative quotations from authors such as Agatha Christie, Chinua Achebe, Iris Murdoch, Harold Pinter, and Noel Coward. Based on the evidence and research of the Oxford Dictionaries Programme, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to usage available. The third edition of 1996 provided a complete revision and an expansion of the original text, bringing the book fully up to date on all matters of grammar, usage, syntax, and style.This is a reissue of the revised third edition of 1998, which includes a new Supplement and revised entries."--Publisher.
- Filename: garner-s-modern-american-usage.
- ISBN: 9780195382754
- Release Date: 2009-08-27
- Number of pages: 942
- Author: Bryan Garner
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media.