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Oxford Collocations Dictionary (2nd Ed, 2009)

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With this dictionary students learn the most important collocations they need to know. The dictionary also guides them to the right word combination for their context. The CD-ROM includes the complete dictionary and practice exercises. The word combinations are based on analysis of the Oxford English Corpus, a collection of three billion words of text from the English-speaking world that show the words that really do go together.

A specialized dictionary is a dictionary that covers a relatively restricted set of phenomena. The definitive book on the subject (Cowie 2009) includes chapters on some of the dictionaries included below:

The dictionary that helps students write and speak natural-sounding English.Which words usually go together This dictionary shows you the common word combinations (collocations) that are essential for natural-sounding British and American English. Completely revised and extended, the new edition has over 250,000 collocations and over 75,000 examples.Based on the English Corpus, a 2-billion word corpus that provides authoritative information on the most typical collocations.

Here are some key features of "Oxford Collocations Dictionary":- Based on the Oxford English Corpus, a 2-billion word corpus that provides authoritative information on the most typical collocations.- Collocations only found in British or American English are clearly labelled.- Examples, using British and American English, show how collocations work in context.- Headwords printed in blue help you find the right word faster.- With the complete dictionary, a searchable index that makes it easy to find the collocation you are looking for, and practice exercises.- Pop-up definitions of every word included in the dictionary, with spoken pronunciation of British and American English.- Collocations grouped according to part of speech and meaning.- Usage notes show collocations shared by sets of words such as languages and seasons.- 16-page Study section.

250,000 word combinations and 9,000 noun, verb, and adjective collocations 75,000 examples showing how collocations are used 25 usage notes on collocations shared by words such as seasons, currencies, and language Pop-up definition and spoken pronunciation for every word in the dictionary on the CD-ROM Thousands of interactive exercises and activities on the CD-ROM Genie look-up on the CD-ROM finds the words that collocate as you write

The Oxford Collocations Dictionary improves students' accuracy by showing them the words that work together in both British and American English. Using the dictionary develops a better awareness of which words go together and helps students sound more natural.The dictionary is an essential tool for students preparing for the Cambridge ESOL First Certificate or Proficiency Exam, IELTS, or studying other subjects in English whichrequire writing in English e.g. reports for a science subject, economics.Students look up a word they know to find which words are used with it. Each entry is organized around a word and itscollocates. The collocates are grouped by part of speech - i.e. verbs that collocate with the entry are listed together. Students can look up the meaning of any unfamiliar words on the CD-ROM. 25 Usage notes show students collocations shared by sets of words such as seasons, currencies, and languages.Interactive exercises on the CD-ROM and in the 16-page photocopiable Study section put the collocations into practice, helping students to internalisethem so they no longer need to keep looking them up. 1e1e36bf2d