Collins New English Dictionary

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Collins New English Dictionary

9780004720852: Collins New English Dictionary

This is a new dictionary at a great price. It combines an up-to-date text with an attractive modern layout. The text has been compiled from the Bank of English, Collins’ database of over 320 million words of written and spoken English, and it features only real examples of real English.

New words have been collected and defined in the Collins language monitoring programme.

In this dictionary, as well as the usual wide range of entries, you will find specialist vocabulary from computing, science and technology, and other specialist subjects, all explained in clear, straightforward language.

Usage notes have been provided for extra help, giving advice on words that often confused, and on acceptable and unacceptable usage. These are based on the findings of the Bank of English, and so are completely up to date, reflecting the way today’s language is used.

The Good Writing Guide is an indispensable supplement full of tips and rules on how to write correct, clear, and effective English. It also gives essential guidence on spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

The newly designed layout is open and accessible. Individual features have been highlighted on the page, making this dictionary easy to use and a pleasure to read.

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A COMPLETELY NEW EASY-TO-READ DICTIONARY FOR TODAY’S LANGUAGE

• Easy-to-understand meanings written in clear, straightforward language
• Invaluable writing guide which makes it easy to write well
• Spelling help for difficult and irregular word forms

• Over 14,000 new examples of how words are really used
• Comprehensive coverage of new words
• Excellent coverage of specialist vocabulary such as computing and science
• Advice on correct English usage
• Word origins explained clearly

Within this dictionary is this indispensable guide for anyone who wants to write clear and effective English. It contains essential tips and rules, enabling the user to write correctly and confidently. The rules of spelling, grammar, and punctuation are explained in simple, jargon-free language. The usage section gives guidance on many aspects of English usage, including dates and numbers, capital letters, and avoiding offensive language. There is also advice on how to write official letters and business reports. All this makes the Good Writing Guide an invaluable addition to the 'Collins New English Dictionary'.

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