Collins Dictionary of the English Language

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9780007337569: Collins Dictionary of the English Language

The new Collins Dictionary of the English Language is comprehensive and authoritative, providing an endlessly browsable good read” for language lovers. Elegantly packaged with attractive yet durable binding, this is the perfect gift for the dictionary buff or language lover in your life. This dictionary contains all the words and definitions you need every day, plus over 200 essays and special features on a wide range of language topics. With essays on the history of English, the influence of other languages on English, and English as it is used around the world, this reference also touches on the language of historically important writers (including Chaucer and Shakespeare), and grammar controversies.

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Lovers of the English language will find themselves entranced... This will quickly prove itself to be an essential reference book, and one that demands to be browsed regularly. - Yorkshire Evening Post This book is perfect for you! To be honest I got this book for my Dad who is an avid crossword fan. He often tortures himself with cryptic puzzles and this book will provide lots of reference points for him. It is not cheating, honest! -Quote from Amazon customer This is a very deluxe Dictionary that is superbly set out on high quality paper. All the words are nicely spaced and easy to track, plus the definitions are spot on. This is the dictionary to grace any study, library or office and is of particular value to any writers. A good reference for children too. -Quote from Amazon customer

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