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5.0 out of 5 stars The man who taught us how to spell
Dr Johnson did more than any other individual to standardise the English language in the form in which we now use it - spelling, derivations, grammar, idiom and all, and he did it through his Dictionary. The Preface is readable, not too long and illustrates very well the principles on which he worked. His own opinions come through strongly, but he recognised clearly that...
Published on 8 Dec. 2012 by M. R. GREEN

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3.0 out of 5 stars it's okay
I have read a lot off dictionaries on paper and I found it hard to find meanings off words etc. This is my view I have to get used to the Kindle format but I still found the book interesting.
Published on 24 Mar. 2013 by Tommy Sinclair


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5.0 out of 5 stars The man who taught us how to spell, 8 Dec. 2012
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M. R. GREEN (Glasgow, U.K.) - See all my reviews
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Dr Johnson did more than any other individual to standardise the English language in the form in which we now use it - spelling, derivations, grammar, idiom and all, and he did it through his Dictionary. The Preface is readable, not too long and illustrates very well the principles on which he worked. His own opinions come through strongly, but he recognised clearly that language is ultimately in the hands not of lexicographers but of those who use it, and ultimately even the most pedantic of scholars have to bow to common usage once established. It's a good and useful read for anyone interested in the history of the English language, which even in Johnson's day had acquired a global reach though not yet the predominance it would attain (replacing French) by 1900.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 10 July 2014
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2.0 out of 5 stars Odd purchase, 6 Jun. 2013
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Mrs. Patricia Spiller "apples" (Crawley, UK) - See all my reviews
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A bit of a peculiar dictionary this. Couldn't quite work out what it was all about. Still no doubt somebody can find a use for it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars HOW DOES ONE USE THIS IN KINDLE, 8 May 2013
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Not very good
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DONT WAIST YOUR MONEY
THER ARE MUCH BETTER ONES IN THE MARKET..
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2.0 out of 5 stars Preface to Dictionary of the English language, 22 April 2013
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Didn't use it. I wasn't what I thought it would be. It may suit some people but just not for me
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3.0 out of 5 stars it's okay, 24 Mar. 2013
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I have read a lot off dictionaries on paper and I found it hard to find meanings off words etc. This is my view I have to get used to the Kindle format but I still found the book interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars free book, 14 Mar. 2013
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This was downloaded for nothing, so cannot complain. The books that are available for free download are not up to date or best sellers, but there are some good classics and books of interest. Worth looking through for what's on offer !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 23 July 2014
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Very good for free
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 July 2014
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2.0 out of 5 stars not good, 28 Oct. 2014
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not good
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