Collins Dictionary of the English Language
The Collins Dictionary and Thesaurus of the English Language is the perfect reference for language lovers. Attractively packaged in a sturdy slipcase, it contains both the authoritative Dictionary of the English Language, and the comprehensive Writer's Thesaurus of the English Language. As well as providing up-to-date coverage of English as it is used today, the essays and special features throughout these books also make them a browsable 'good read'. The Dictionary of the English Language contains all the words and definitions you need every day, plus over 200 essays on a wide range of language topics, such as the history of English, the influence of other languages on English, English as it is used around the world, the language of historically important writers, and grammar controversies. The Writer's Thesaurus of the English Language contains thousands of alternative words and opposites, plus a wide range of essays and special features to help with language choice, and tailoring writing styles and word choice for the intended audience. Furthermore, the inclusion of themed word panels throughout the book makes it perfect for helping with games, quizzes and crosswords.Packaged together in an elegant slipcase, the dictionary and thesaurus have attractive yet durable binding, making this the perfect gift for the dictionary buff or language lover in your life.
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