the study of language fundamentals needed to communicate effectively in today's workplace.
reference book with a collection of synonyms and antonyms
Words with opposite meanings
words with similar meanings
alphabetical list of words with their definitions.
small dictionary that contains no more than 75,000 entries
College Leve Dictionary
dictionary that contains over 170,000 entries plus extra features
a complete dictionary
ex. pocket or college dictionaries, shortened or condensed dictionaries
the year the book was published
instructions in the beginning of the dictionary
boldface type at the top of the page indicating the first and last entries on that page
special symbols that help you pronounce words correctly.
refers to the syllable of a word that gets the most emphasis or stress when you pronouce it
warn readers about the use of certain words
those who make dictionaries
or spell checker compares your typed words with those in the computers memory
contains useful information not available in the dictionary
words surviving from a previous period
words used in casual writing or conversation but not in formal speech ex. how come
very informal words that quickly go out of fashion
words not conforming to usage among educated speakers ex. ain't
words used in certain countries or regions ex. fixing
when nouns, adverbs or adjectives change form grammatically ex. child, children
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