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3.0 out of 5 stars Primary school age child, 12 Aug. 2012
This review is from: Oxford School Dictionary (Hardcover)
This book is clear and simple. It has easy to read words and the descriptions are not too detailed. This makes it suitable for a primary school age child, but not someone studying for exams or who wants to know meanings of all the words in the English Language.

My child has learning difficulties and I thought this dictionary would be ideal. However, he has asked for a better one because he wants to find out what words he hears mean, but they sometimes aren't in the book; especially if they are words that are not often used, or might be taboo. 'Knackered' wasn't there.
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Initial post: 22 Aug 2012 19:45:40 BDT
sandakit says:
In the Introduction, second paragraph, the word 'now' instead of 'know' could be confusing to the young learner. Hopefully, this was an error in the Amazon presentation not in the actual dictionary. I chose Oxford because it should be as reliable as those produced for adults and serious scholars. I hope that it will provide a good groundwork as a basis for moving on to more advanced dictionaries. The Introduction was generally well presented and included material that introduced other factors of word-study than simple definition. I intend to give this to an 11-year-old, starting Secondary School who despite being 'a problem
(ie naughty) child' did surprisingly well in his Sats. VMC

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 02:44:09 BDT
MonsoonCat says:
"problem child": classic oxymoron
Person who uses term 'problem child' & is surprised by same child's potential: moron
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