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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

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ISBN 10 : 9780786459957
Pages : 403 pages
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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105026099957
Pages : 224 pages
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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

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ISBN 10 : 9780191579530
Pages : 352 pages
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Download The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms PDF Full Free by Judith Siefring and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2005-11-10 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Did you know that 'flavour of the month' originated in a marketing campaign in American ice-cream parlours in the 1940s, when a particular flavour would be specially promoted for a month at a time? And did you know that 'off the cuff' refers to the rather messy practice of writing impromptu notes on one's shirt cuff before speaking in public? These and many more idioms are explained and put into context in this second edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms. This vastly entertaining dictionary takes a fresh look at the idiomatic phrases and sayings that make English such a rich and intriguing language. A major new edition, it contains entries for over 5000 idioms, including 350 new entries and over 500 new quotations. The text has been updated to include many new idioms using the findings of the Oxford English Reading Programme, the biggest language research programme in the world. The entries are supported by a wealth of illustrative quotations from a wide range of sources and periods. For example: 'Rowling has not been asleep at the wheel in the three years since the last Potter novel, and I am pleased to report that she has not confused sheer length with inspiration.' - Guardian, 2003. 'I made the speech of a lifetime. I had them tearing up the seats and rolling in the aisles.' - P.G. Woodhouse, 1940. Many entries include boxed features which give more detailed background on the idiom in question. For example, did you know that 'taken aback' was adopted from nautical terminology, and described a ship unable to move forward because of a strong headwind pressing its sails back against the mast? The text has been entirely redesigned so that it is both elegant and easy to use. Anyone interested in the quirky side of the English language will have hours of fun browsing through this fascinating and informative volume.


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ISBN 10 : 9781568364490
Pages : 136 pages
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Download Japanese Core Words and Phrases PDF Full Free by Kakuko Shoji and published by Kodansha USA. This book was released on 2015-08-19 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Some Japanese words and phrases, even though they lie at the core of the language, forever elude the student's grasp. They are not explained satisfactorily in dictionaries or textbooks for the simple reason that they cannot be conveniently defined. Japanese Core Words and Phrases brings these recalcitrants to bay. The book is divided into two parts, each of which is arranged in alphabetical order. The first part is devoted to words indicating physical as well as psychological distance—roughly equivalent to "this," "that," "that over there," and "where," but quite different in usage. Physical distance is covered in most textbooks, but psychological distance—every student's nemesis—is not. The second part of the book covers a variety of idiomatic expressions, many of which appear in Japanese proficiency tests. Each entry word or phrase is not simply explained but exemplified in sentence form, clarifying its meaning (in the case of many students) for the very first time. Japanese Core Words and Phrases has a great deal to offer the beginning student and much to offer the intermediate student. Little more can be asked of a book on the Japanese language. Previously published in the Power Japanese series as Core Words and Phrases: Things You Can't Find in a Dictionary.


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A Collection of Confusible Phrases

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ISBN 10 : 1595263349
Pages : 516 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0008141843
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ISBN 10 : 0806503475
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ISBN 10 : 1438081472
Pages : 439 pages
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Download A Dictionary of American Idioms PDF Full Free by Brenda Belmonte and published by Barron's Educational Series. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 439 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than 8,000 idiomatic words and phrases specific to American-style English are presented in this updated A-to-Z dictionary, complete with definitions and sample sentences. Especially useful for TOEFL test-takers and other students in America for whom English is a second language, this book explains and clarifies many of the similes and metaphors that newcomers to American English find mystifying. It is also useful to native-born Americans who are sometimes confused by regional colloquialisms encountered in reading or on TV. Idioms undergo constant change in every living language, some of them falling out of use, while new words and phrases become part of the standard vocabulary. This dictionary's new fourth edition takes account of the latest idiomatic changes and provides a solid background to informal American English.


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ISBN 10 : 0198614233
Pages : 1062 pages
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015015052221
Pages : 176 pages
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Idiomantics: The Weird and Wonderful World of Popular Phrases

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ISBN 10 : 9781408157435
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ISBN 10 : 0764119826
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Download A Dictionary of American Idioms PDF Full Free by Adam Makkai and published by Barron's Educational Series. This book was released on 2004 with total page 395 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Completely revised and updated with over 8,000 idiomatic words, expressions, regionalisms and informal English expressions defined.


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