McGraw-Hill's Essential Phrasal Verbs Dictionary by Richard A. Spears download in ePub, pdf, iPad
Phrasal verbs, also called two-word verbs, are idiomatic expressions wherein the second element of the verb the adverb or particle is not necessarily predictable. In many cases, additional prepositional phrases are shown as part of the entry, but the dictionary focuses on phrasal or two-word verbs. Even if you know the meaning of all the words in a phrase and understand all the grammar of the phrase completely, the meaning of the phrase may still be confusing.
This dictionary is a collection of the idiomatic phrases and sentences that occur frequently in American English. At the end of the book, there is a reference index which helps to find any expression contained in there. In the case of the transitive verbs, the position of the adverb or particle may be either transposed or in the same position as it is found in the entry head. Those intersted in phrase origins or a more convenient book size should consider other idiom dictionaries.
For example, they let us know which features and sections are most popular. There are additional proxy terms of this kind.
This hefty, textbook-size dictionary may be a drawback for those looking for a handy reference. It gives not only the explanation about the listed terms, but also includes usage examples. Phrases are listed alphabetically by the first keyword, allowing the reader to look up the phrase by its familiar form. Here are some of the terms you might encounter. Many entries are very particular as to whether they include eithersomeone orsomething.
All of them are descriptive of the kind viii How to Use This Dictionary of words or phrases they can stand for. The printing, the paper and the cover are very good also, making this book a good choice for people willing to expand vocabulary and comprehension of contemporary American English. The following examples show the kinds of things thatsomeone andsomething can stand for. Performance and reliability cookies These cookies allow us to monitor OverDrive's performance and reliability. Without these cookies, we won't know if you have any performance-related issues that we may be able to address.
Learners should study the entry head, definition, and example and grasp the common elements of meaning that these three parts of the entry share. If you are a language learner or simply a language lover, it is a book that you should have on your shelf. With it, they still need the english language practice as well.
The Phrase Finder, at the end, is very useful for a more complete and objective search. Information is also precise and well presented, with plenty of real usage examples. This book is a valuable reference for my clients on idiom. This specialized dictionary provides a generous list of American idioms in an accessible format, but sacrifices phrase origins and portability in the process. Many of them occur in some fashion in other varieties of English also.
In this dictionary, these words can be thought of as proxies for the members of the classes of words they describe. Most of the idioms are basic and used in everyday speech in the U. The variable classes can be very broad, such as someone, which refers to any person, orsomething, which refers to any thing, object, or group. An explanation follows, and usage examples are provided for each entry to enhance understanding.
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