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ISBN: 9780199532964 - Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English
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Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English

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ISBN: 9780199532964
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
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This revised third edition finds words quickly with easy-to-use design; can get you extra help with thousands of real examples plus usage and grammar notes; and improves your writing with practical advice in the Effective English section. It contains 150,000 words, phrases and definitions.





Its excellent coverage of essential English vocabulary and clear, accessible style make this revised edition of the Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English ideal for general everyday use. Straightforward definitions are accompanied by plenty of example sentences to show how words behave in the language. Usage notes on tricky parts of English help you distinguish between commonly confused words, such as complementary and complimentary, orforbear and forebear, as well as giving advice on grammar. The Effective English section in the centre of the dictionary is packed with advice on how to use English in a variety of situations, such as writing CVs or letters of complaint. This revised edition has been completely redesigned and now contains even more practical help with correspondence. The clear layout and attractive two-colour design enable you to find the infromation you want quickly and easily, and the uncomplicated definitions give you the most accurate picture of the language possible. Find out more about our living language using oxforddictionaries.com .Hear how words are spoken with thousands of audio pronunciations, and access over 1.9 million real English example sentences to see how words are used in context. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more. *Available in selected markets (UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, and South Africa). Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information.