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Collins Dictionary and Thesaurus: Two Books in One (Dictionary/Thesaurus) Hardcover – 5 Jun 2006


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  • Hardcover: 1504 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; Fourth edition edition (5 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007224052
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007224050
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 6.7 x 26.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 726,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An essential one-stop source of help with English for all the family

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An essential one-stop source of help with English for all the family

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Unrivalled coverage of the very latest words

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Find all the definitions and alternatives you need on one page

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Format: Hardcover
This big, almost A4 sized book is a valuable tool for using English today. The text is well laid out and easy to read.

There are entries not only for single words but also for terms such as `happy-go-lucky' `prime mover' and `select committee'. Some entries are like short to the point encyclopaedia entries. There are many useful `Usage Notes' that help the user avoid common mistakes in word usage. I will just quote one:

`Principle and Principal are often confused: the principal (not principle) reason for his departure; the plan was agreed in principle (not principal).'

The Thesaurus entries are laid out below the dictionary entries on the same pages with a smaller number of words referenced, but with a pretty comprehensive set of equivalent words for each.

All in all this is the missing link between large dictionary, thesaurus, compact encyclopaedia and English usage guide. Ideal for every student, budding writer - or Amazon reviewer - who wants to raise their game. Quite an achievement.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Angel House VINE VOICE on 13 Jun. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this to replace an older version. And although it is a massive tome, it lives up to expectations. If I was marooned on a desert island and could only take one book - it would be this one. A must for anyone studying and needing access to words.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Spring on 5 Oct. 2010
Format: Hardcover
this dictionary is MASSIVE you cant go wrong with it, it doesn't cost that much and personally i think its 10x better that using the internet. grab one asap you wont be disappointed
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Hool on 7 Feb. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Its all well and good using an online dictionary or thesaurus, but somehow more relaxing from a book and this ones seems extensive enough for my vocabulary / crossword problems!
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We bought the collins dictionary and thesarus for our 8 year old. It has been great! The junior dictionary she had at home was not enougth for her. Now she can look up any word with ease! Really worth buying. It is small and light, so it will be coming on holiday with us, as I daughter likes to read on holiday and can look up words that she does not understand!
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Collins English Dictionary and Thesaurus is such an excellent tool. I recommend it for anyone writing a formal piece of work such a degree dissertation, a thesis or a book. I find this Dictionary extremely helpful for anyone like me whose first language is not English.

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