A Little Reference Set

A Little Reference Set

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A Little Reference Set proves that good things come in small packages. The set includes the new edition of the Little Oxford English Dictionary, based on the highly-acclaimed New Oxford Dictionary of English--in a portable and durable format; the Little Oxford Thesaurus, an ideal companion to the Little OED containing more than 150,000 alternative and opposite words in a user-friendly format; as well as the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, a selection of more than 4,000 witty quotations from the best quotations of past and present. Little Oxford English Dictionary: This new edition of the Little Oxford English Dictionary is part of Oxford's new range of dictionaries based on the highly-acclaimed New Oxford Dictionary of English. With an emphasis on clarity and accessibility both in terms of layout and content, and in a portable and durable format, it is an excellent all-purpose dictionary. The attractive new design makes it very easy to find the information you need, and definitions are written in clear and simple English, avoiding technical vocabulary. Pronunciation guidance is given using a simple respelling system, and extra help is provided in the shape of in-text notes which give guidance on spelling, usage, and selected word origins; special panels also cover general grammar points, such as punctuation, word building, and parts of speech. Little Oxford Thesaurus: A new edition of this handy and affordable thesaurus from Oxford, with a radically new open design. There are more than 150,000 alternative and opposite words, with the most useful alternative words given first to enable fast and easy access to the right word. Clear and comprehensive cross-referencing gives fuller coverage, while the inclusion of more example sentences than ever before enables you to pinpoint the correct sense of the word accurately and quickly. In addition, there is a new Wordbuilder supplement to help build vocabulary skills and increase your confidence in and command of the English language: includes useful lists of related terms, plus foreign words and phrases. Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations: This new redesigned edition is the perfect gift for every occasion. Selected from the best quotations of past and present, the dictionary is packed with quotable quotes on every subject from Examinations to Weddings. Whatever the special occasion, here you can find special words to express your ideas.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1252 pages
  • 114.3 x 160 x 101.6mm | 1,224.71g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • United States
  • English
  • 0195310594
  • 9780195310597