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This product was a lot cheaper on Amazon than anywhere else I looked. One of the reasons I was keen to buy it was to have a reference book with which I could check the spelling of words such as focussed, focussing, travelled, travelling, and traveller where the consonants are sometimes doubled and sometimes not. The dictionary was perfect for that purpose. It has all the present participles and past tense spellings of words and is thus a vital tool in the fight against the American spell-checker. It's a very large item and the print is big and easy to read. It has over two thousand pages in it and you might be well advised to check that they are all there. When I purchased the product from another retailer there were thirty five pages missing, and I only discovered this when I was unable to find the word 'occurrence' in it. I only paid 19.99 on Amazon for it though, and I notice it's gone up to 26.49.