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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy-to-use with clear explanations
The dictionary is very straightforward to use, as all dictionaries. However, it is guaranteed that you will find the word you're looking for in this one. Perfect for nearly anyone, even English students and enthusiasts!
Searching is very easy, the words are in clear bold writing and the explanations given are written in simple plain english.
Also contains all...
Published on 9 Sep 2000 by quiksilver911@hotmail.com

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3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Only for native English speakers
It could be a good dictionary for a native English speaker, but if you're trying to learn English as your second language, don't buy it!. Pronunciations are not given for ordinary, except for non English words and phrases. This also means you're unable to find the main stress syllable in a word. Looking up a word in this dictionary won't tell you if it's countable or...
Published on 30 Oct 2000


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy-to-use with clear explanations, 9 Sep 2000
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This review is from: The Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Paperback)
The dictionary is very straightforward to use, as all dictionaries. However, it is guaranteed that you will find the word you're looking for in this one. Perfect for nearly anyone, even English students and enthusiasts!
Searching is very easy, the words are in clear bold writing and the explanations given are written in simple plain english.
Also contains all the acronyms you'll ever need.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap as chips, 20 Jan 2013
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Brilliant - couldn't afford to pay out the going rate for a brand new one and thought I might try a used one.
Got this for pennies (literally) and postage was cheap too. Arrived when it said it would and my theory was that if it was no good, then I hadn't lost a fortune with what I'd spent. It was in great condition. Outer sleeve was a little bit tatty but nothing major and it is being used for endless crosswords and scrabble. Well chuffed!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good layout with clear heirarchy of displayed information, 23 Sep 2000
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Effective use of bold typeface for the keywords, bullet-points and arrow symbols, combined with a small but significant indentation of the decriptive text make this dictionary very easy to the eye.
The top of each page nearest the edge shows not only the first word on that page but also the last. This helps to quickly locate the desired word.
Although I don't usually find the International Phonetic Alphabet easy to use for finding the correct pronunciation of a word (because I can't remember the meaning of the symbols used) this book significantly helps by providing a listing of the symbols and their corresponding sounds at the bottom of each page. Vowels are shown on one pair of facing pages, consonants on the next, repeated throughout the whole dictionary.
Concise usage and origin definitions add to the book's usefulness and browsability.
In summary, an excellent dictionary that will become my default reference book.
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9 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An invaluable tool for anyone interested in words., 6 Dec 2001
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I have always had a fascination with words and all their meanings and connotations. The Oxford Dictionary tells you a word's root, phonetical soundings (very useful if you do not know how to pronounce it!) and all their various meanings. This is a must for all homes.
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3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Only for native English speakers, 30 Oct 2000
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It could be a good dictionary for a native English speaker, but if you're trying to learn English as your second language, don't buy it!. Pronunciations are not given for ordinary, except for non English words and phrases. This also means you're unable to find the main stress syllable in a word. Looking up a word in this dictionary won't tell you if it's countable or uncountable. Example phrases or sentences are conspicious by its absence. I repeat, if English is not your mother tongue, don't buy it. Keep looking for another English-English dictionary.
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