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Good book let down by the basics
on 1 February 2009
As a serious university English language student I bought this book having been told Crystal was "the man" and full of hope that he would reveal all.What a let-down. Not in terms of content I hasten to add but in the simple matter of the index, which is appalling. Look up hyponym or meronym or even homograph! You wont find them. When studying you need to find things quickly so you'd go to the index, right! Wrong!Such a let down and sadly repeated in "rediscover grammar" another Crystal title. I'm sure this stuff is in here.....somewhere. Not impressive in my view. This knowledge now means I avoid Mr C like the plague.